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    The Last of the Mohicans (Wordsworth Classics) (Paperback) By (author) James Fenimore Cooper, Introduction by David Blair, Series edited by Dr. Keith Carabine

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    DescriptionIt is 1757. Across north-eastern America the armies of Britain and France struggle for ascendancy. Their conflict, however, overlays older struggles between nations of native Americans for possession of the same lands and between the native peoples and white colonisers. Through these layers of conflict Cooper threads a thrilling narrative, in which Cora and Alice Munro, daughters of a British commander on the front line of the colonial war, attempt to join their father. Thwarted by Magua, the sinister 'Indian runner', they find help in the person of Hawkeye, the white woodsman, and his companions, the Mohican Chingachgook and Uncas, his son, the last of his tribe. Cooper's novel is full of vivid incident- pursuits through wild terrain, skirmishes, treachery and brutality- but reflects also on the interaction between the colonists and the native peoples. Through the character of Hawkeye, Cooper raises lasting questions about the practises of the American frontier and the eclipse of the indigenous cultures.


 

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    Title
    The Last of the Mohicans
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) James Fenimore Cooper, Introduction by David Blair, Series edited by Dr. Keith Carabine
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 240 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781853260490
    ISBN 10: 1853260495
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC E4L: CLA
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC subject category V2: FC
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    B&T General Subject: 500
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 62
    DC21: 813.2
    Thema V1.0: FBC
    Publisher
    Wordsworth Editions Ltd
    Imprint name
    Wordsworth Editions Ltd
    Publication date
    01 August 1997
    Publication City/Country
    Herts
    Review text
    Cooper's most famous chapter of the American past is illustrated with full color plates and black and white line drawings by James Daugherty. Organization of the color illustrations is confused and color is muddy. The patterned cloth binding is striking. (Kirkus Reviews)
    Back cover copy
    At the centre of the novel is the celebrated 'Massacre' of British troops and their families by Indian allies of the French at Fort William Henry in 1757. Around this historical event, Cooper built a romantic fiction of captivity, sexuality, and heroism, in which the destiny of the Mohican Chingachgook and his son Uncas is inseparable from the lives of Alice and Cora Munro and of Hawkeye the frontier scout.