Synopses & Reviews
The first of the five Leatherstocking Tales, The Pioneers is perhaps the most realistic and beautiful of the series. Drawing on his own experiences, Cooper brilliantly describes Frontier life, providing a fascinating backdrop to the real heart of the novel--the competing claims to land ownership of Native Americans and settlers. This edition follows the publication of The Last of the Mohicans in the World's Classics series and uses the standard text approved by the Modern Language Association.
"Another fine book in this excellent series. These books are attractive, durable, reasonably priced, and impeccably edited."--Richard A. Hook, Denison University
"A well-produced edition."--Jeff Cupp, Troy State University
"A very handsome edition."--E. N. Feltskog, University of Wisconsin
"It's great to have available these well-designed and edited editions of past literature in a comparatively inexpensive paperback."--Arlie E. Herron, University of Tenn.-Chattanooga
The first of Cooper's five "Leatherstocking Tales" and the one that incorporates most fully his own experience of childhood on the early American frontier.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [xv]-xvii).