The Deerslayer (Annotated) by James Fenimore Cooper

The Deerslayer (Annotated)

byJames Fenimore Cooper

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The Deerslayer, or The First Warpath (1841) was the last of James Fenimore Cooper's Leatherstocking Tales to be authored. Its 1740-1745 time period makes it the first installment chronologically and in the lifetime of the hero of the Leatherstocking tales, Natty Bumppo. The novel's setting on Otsego Lake in central, upstate New York, is the same as that of The Pioneers, the first of the Leatherstocking Tales to be published (1823). The Deerslayer is considered to be the prequel to the rest of the series. Fenimore Cooper begins his work by relating the astonishing advance of civilization in New York State, which is the setting of four of his five Leatherstocking Tales.
This book brings about the new character of Natty Bumppo as "Deerslayer": a young frontiersman in early 18th-century New York, who objects to the practice of taking scalps, on grounds that every living thing should follow "the gifts" of its nature, which would keep European Americans from taking scalps. Two characters who actually seek to take scalps are Deerslayer's foil Henry March (alias "Hurry Harry") and the former pirate 'Floating Tom' Hutter, to whom Deerslayer is introduced en route to a rendezvous with the latter's lifelong friend Chingachgook (initially apparent in The Last of the Mohicans).

This edition has been formatted for your reader, with an active table of contents.  It has also been annotated, with extensive additional information about the work as well as James Fenimore Cooper, including an overview, plot, criticisms, adaptations, information about The Last of the Mohicans, biographical and bibliographical information.
 

Title:The Deerslayer (Annotated)Format:Kobo ebookPublished:November 21, 2015Publisher:Bronson Tweed PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN:9990051251067

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