The Pioneers

The Pioneers

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Originally published in 1823, "The Pioneers" is the first of Cooper's five "Leatherstocking Tales", and the one that incorporates most fully his own experience of growing up in a town of the American frontier. The heart of the novel is a conflict over who owns America, and by what concept of right. The competing claims of Native Americans, Tory loyalists, roving hunters, and visionary cultivators are pitted against one another in the area of history, and the magical village of Cooper's youth becomes the scene in which a nation's destiny is forged. The novel also marks the invention of his enduring contribution to world literature: Natty Bumpo, the Leatherstocking. This edition uses the text approved by the Center for Editions of American Authors of the Modern Language Association of America.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 484 pages
  • 116 x 182 x 28mm | 258.55g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 1 map, bibliography
  • 0192828029
  • 9780192828026

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