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The deerslayer: Leatherstocking Tales Series, Book 1

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&&LDIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LI&&RThe Deerslayer&&L/I&&R, by &&LB&&RJames Fenimore Cooper&&L/B&&R, is part of the &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R &&LI&&R &&L/I&&Rseries, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R: &&LDIV&&R New introductions commissioned from today''s top writers and scholars Biographies of the authors Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events Footnotes and endnotes Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work Comments by other famous authors Study questions to challenge the reader''s viewpoints and expectations Bibliographies for further reading Indices & Glossaries, when appropriate All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics &&L/I&&Rpulls together a constellation of influences--biographical, historical, and literary--to enrich each reader''s understanding of these enduring works.&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R&&LDIV&&R &&L/DIV&&R&&LDIV&&R"Live by your own council. Be brave in the face of the unknown. Be always fair."&&LBR&&R-Natty Bumppo, &&LI&&RThe Deerslayer&&L/I&&R&&LBR&&R&&LBR&&ROne of the greatest heroes in American literature, Natty Bumppo is the rugged frontiersman of &&LB&&RJames Fenimore Cooper&&L/B&&R''s &&LI&&RLeatherstocking Tales&&L/I&&R, a series of five novels that includes &&LI&&RThe Last of the Mohicans&&L/I&&R and &&LI&&RThe Deerslayer&&L/I&&R. Although the final volume to be written, &&LI&&RThe Deerslayer&&L/I&&R is the first in the chronology of Natty Bumppo''s life, depicting the character as a young man testing himself in the wilderness, and against enemies, for the first time.&&LBR&&R&&LBR&&RSet in the 1740''s just as the French and Indian wars have begun, the novel opens as Natty Bumppo--known as Deerslayer--and his friend Hurry Harry travel to Tom Hutter''s house in upstate New York. Hurry plans to marry Tom''s beautiful daughter Judith, while Deerslayer has come to help his close friend Chingachgook save his bride-to-be, Wah-ta-Wah, from the Huron Indians. When war breaks out, and Hurry and Tom are captured by Indians, Deerslayer must go on his first warpath to rescue them.&&LBR&&R&&LBR&&ROne of the earliest novels to be considered truly "American," &&LI&&RThe Deerslayer&&L/I&&R is a masterpiece of suspense, adventure, and romance.&&L/DIV&&R&&LDIV&&R &&L/DIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LB&&RBruce L. R. Smith&&L/B&&R is a fellow at the Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University. He is the author or editor of sixteen scholarly books, and he continues to lecture widely in the United States and abroad.&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R
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display_description The five novels in The Leatherstocking Tales (collected in two Library of America volumes), Cooper's great saga of the American wilderness, form a pageant of the American frontier. Cooper's hero, Natty Bumppo, is forced ever farther into the heart of the continent by the advance of civilization that he inadvertently serves as advance scout, missionary, and critic.
Leatherstocking first appears in The Pioneers (1823), as an aged hunter living on the fringe of settlement near Templeton (Cooperstown), New York, at the end of the eighteenth century. There he becomes caught in the struggles of party, family, and class to control the changing American land and to determine what sort of civilization will replace the rapidly vanishing wilderness. When Natty Bumppo started an American tradition by setting off into the sunset at the novel's close, one early reader said, "I longed to go with him."

The Last of the Mohicans
(1826) is a pure unabashed narrative of adventure. It looks back to the earlier time of the French and Indian Wars, when Natty and his two companions, Chingachgook and Uncas, survivors of a once-proud Indian nation, attempt a daring rescue and seek to forestall the plan of the French to unleash their Mingo allies on a wave of terror through the English settlements.

The Prairie
(1827) takes up Natty in his eighties, driven by the continuous march of civilization to his last refuge on the Great Plains across the Mississippi. On this vast and barren stage, the Sioux and Pawnee, the outlaw clan of Ishmael Bush, and members of the Lewis and Clark expedition enact a romantic drama of intrigue, pursuit, and biblical justice that reflects Cooper's historical dialectic of culture and nature, of the American nation and the American continent.
LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation's literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America's best and most significant writing. The Library of America series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1,000 pages in length, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.
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subject_facet Bumppo, Natty (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
Delaware Indians -- Fiction
Frontier and pioneer life -- New York (State) -- Fiction
Iroquois Indians -- Fiction
United States -- History -- French and Indian War, 1755-1763 -- Fiction
title_display The deerslayer
title_full The Deerslayer Leatherstocking Tales Series, Book 1
The deerslayer / James Fenimore Cooper ; with an introduction by Donald E. Pease
title_short The deerslayer
title_sub Leatherstocking Tales Series, Book 1
topic_facet Bumppo, Natty (Fictitious character)
Classic Literature
Delaware Indians
Fiction
Frontier and pioneer life
Historical Fiction
History
Iroquois Indians
Literature
Thriller