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The Deerslayer is the last-written of Cooper's Leatherstocking tales, but the first in the development of the hero, Natty Bumppo. Here Cooper returns Leatherstocking to his youth and to a pristine wilderness that D.H. Lawrence said was perhaps 'lovelier than any place created in language'.

About the Author

James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851) grew up at Otsego Hall, his father’s manorial estate near Lake Otsego in upstate New York. Educated at Yale, he spent five years at sea, as a foremast hand and then as a midshipman in the navy. At thirty he was suddenly plunged into a literary career when his wife challenged his claim that he could write a better book that the English novel he was reading to her. The result was Precaution (1820), a novel of manners. His second book, The Spy (1821), was an immediate success, and with The Pioneers (1823) he began his series of Leatherstocking Tales. By 1826 when The Last of the Mohicans appeared, his standing as a major novelist was clearly established. From 1826 to 1833 Cooper and his family lived and traveled in France, Switzerland, Italy, and Germany. Two of his most successful works, The Prairie and The Red Rover, were published in 1827. He returned to Otsego Hall in 1834, and after a series of relatively unsuccessful books of essays, travel sketches, and history, he returned to fiction – and to Leatherstocking – with The Pathfinder (1840) and The Deerslayer (1841). In his last decade he faced declining popularity brought on in part by his waspish attacks on critics and political opponents. Just before his death in 1851 an edition of his works led to a reappraisal of his fiction and somewhat restored his reputation as the first of American writers.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140390612
Introduction:
Pease, Donald E.
Introduction:
Pease, Donald
Introduction by:
Pease, Donald E.
Introduction:
Pease, Donald E.
Author:
Pease, Donald E.
Author:
Cooper, James Fenimore
Author:
Pease, Donald
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
History
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
United states
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Iroquois indians
Subject:
New York
Subject:
War stories
Subject:
Scouts and scouting
Subject:
Delaware indians
Subject:
Male friendship
Subject:
Hunters
Subject:
Bumppo, natty (fictitious character)
Subject:
Iroquois Indians -- Fiction.
Subject:
Bumppo, Natty
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
9049
Publication Date:
19961131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5.18 x 1.24 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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