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The Last of the Mohicans

The Last of the Mohicans( )
Author: Cooper, James Fenimore
Series title:Tor Classics Ser.
ISBN:978-0-8125-2297-6
Publication Date:Sep 1992
Publisher:Tom Doherty Associates, LLC
Imprint:Tor Classics
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $3.99
Book Description:

Tor Classics are affordably-priced editions designed to attract the young reader. Original dynamic cover art enthusiastically represents the excitement of each story. Appropriate "reader friendly" type sizes have been chosen for each title—offering clear, accurate, and readable text. All editions are complete and unabridged, and feature Introductions and Afterwords. This edition of The Last of the Mohicans includes a Foreword, Biographical Note, and...
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Book Details
Pages:448
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Literary
Fiction / Historical / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):4.25 x 6.75 x 1.125 Inches
Book Weight:0.69 Pounds
Author Biography
Cooper, James Fenimore (Author)
James Fenimore Cooper, acclaimed as one of the first American novelists, was born in Burlington, N.J., on September 15, 1789. When he was one year old, his family moved to Cooperstown, N.Y., which was founded by his father. Cooper attended various grammar schools in Burlington, Cooperstown, and Albany, and entered Yale University in 1803 at the age of 13. In 1806, Cooper was expelled from Yale for pushing a rag with gunpowder under a classmate's door, causing it to explode. He then spent some time as a merchant seaman and served as a midshipman in the U.S. Navy from 1808-1811.

In 1811, Cooper married Susan De Lancey, and lived the life of a country gentleman until one day in 1820. Cooper and his wife were reading a book together. When Cooper told Susan that he could write a better book than the one they were reading, she challenged him to do so. Thus began his career as an author, with Precaution (first published anonymously).

Cooper is known for writing more than 50 works under his own name, Jane Morgan, and Anonymous. His works included fiction, nonfiction, history, and travel sketches. He gained insight for his travel works while the Cooper family lived in Europe from 1826 to 1833.

Cooper is best known for the novel The Last of The Mohicans, which has been made into several motion picture adaptations, the most recent starring Daniel Day-Lewis as Hawkeye. The Last of the Mohicans is part of The Leatherstocking Tales, which includes the other novels, The Pioneers, The Deerslayer, and The Pathfinder. Hawkeye, whose given name is Nathaniel Bumpo, is a recurring character in the series which accurately chronicles early American pioneering life and events during the French and Indian War.

In 1851, Cooper developed a liver condition, dying on September 14th of that year, just one day before his 62nd birthday.

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