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  • James Fenimore Cooper

    Illus. in black-and-white. This action-packed edition of James Fenimore Cooper's famous adventure brings the wilds of the American frontier and the drama of the French and Indian War to vivid...read more

  • Jack London

    Represented here are 16 short stories by seven great American writers, dating from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Different in atmosphere and writing style, they nevertheless caught the mood and concerns of the day in a way that was distinctly American. Kate Chopin's 'Regret' is a reflective moment in the life of a woman without children, forced to look after children; Bierce's 'An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge' leaves echoes in the imagination; the stories by Crane and London recall the themes of the Civil War and the Klondike for which they are well known. Twain's humor is to the fore in 'The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County' and O. Henry's sharp observation makes his...read more

  • James Fenimore Cooper

    The Last of the Mohicans is a historical novel written by James Fenimore Cooper. The book, which is set during the French and Indian War, was made into an award-winning film starring Kevin Costner. James Fenimore Cooper's most famous character, Hawkeye, and his Mohican companions, Uncas and Chingachook, are tasked with rescuing the daughters of a British colonel, who have been abducted by the very man entrusted to keep them...read more

  • James Fenimore Cooper

    Acclaimed by D. H. Lawrence as "the loveliest and best" of James Fenimore Cooper's Leatherstocking Tales, this adventure recaptures the danger and excitement of frontier life during the French and Indian...read more

  • Henry O

    Here are eight stories from master American writers of the nineteenth century. They vary from sinister tales by Ambrose Bierce – why is that window boarded up? – and a reflective moment in the life of a woman without children, forced to look after children, to classic short stories by O. Henry and Stephen Crane. There is even an elegiac description of an eclipse by James Fenimore Cooper, author of The Last of the Mohicans. Read with sensitivity and skill by Garrick Hagon and Liza...read more

  • James Fenimore Cooper

    James Fenimore Cooper's second novel, The Spy (1821), is based on Sir Walter Scott's Waverly series, and tells an adventure tale about the American Revolution. The protagonist is Harvey Birch, a supposed loyalist who actually is a spy for George Washington, disguised as 'Mr Harper.' The book brought Cooper fame and wealth, and is regarded as the first great success in American...read more

  • James Fenimore Cooper

    The Last of the Mohicans is an epic novel by James Fenimore Cooper, first published in January 1826. It was one of the most popular English-language novels of its time, and helped establish Cooper as one of the first world-famous American writers.The story takes place in 1757 during the French and Indian War, when France and Great Britain battled for control of the American and Canadian colonies. During this war, the French often allied themselves with Native American tribes in order to gain an advantage over the British, with unpredictable and often tragic...read more

  • James Fenimore Cooper

    James Fenimore Cooper’s second novel, The Spy (1821), is based on Sir Walter Scott’s Waverly series, and tells an adventure tale about the American Revolution. The protagonist is Harvey Birch, a supposed loyalist who actually is a spy for George Washington, disguised as ‘Mr Harper.’ The book brought Cooper fame and wealth, and is regarded as the first great success in American...read more

  • James Fenimore Cooper

    The Pioneers: The Sources of the Susquehanna; a Descriptive Tale is one of the Leatherstocking Tales, a series of five novels by American writer James Fenimore Cooper. The Pioneers was first of these books to be published (1823), but the period of time covered by the book (principally 1793) makes it the fourth chronologically. (The others are The Deerslayer, The Last of the Mohicans, The Pathfinder, and The Prairie.) The story takes place on the rapidly advancing frontier of New York State and features a middle-aged Leatherstocking (Natty Bumppo), Judge Marmaduke Temple of Templeton, whose life parallels that of the author's father Judge William Cooper, and Elizabeth (the author Susan...read more

  • James Fenimore Cooper

    The Last of the Mohicans is an epic novel by James Fenimore Cooper, first published in January...read more

  • James Fenimore Cooper

    Cooper was one of the first writers to treat America's westward expansion as a great and ongoing epic; it was a theme of conflict-between civilization and the untouched wild, white culture and its insistent encroachments on the cultures of native America. Cooper fills his novels with legend and folklore, tall-tales, romance, and an earthy individualism. This American frontier classic chronicles the adventures of Hawkeye and his Indian friend, Chingachgook, during the French and Indian...read more

  • James Fenimore Cooper

    The Last of the Mohicans is a historical story in Cooper's brilliant frontier tales. It is an exciting adventure about America's original inhabitats- our Native Americans- and Hawkeye's heroic plight and pursuit against his white brothers while battling the evil and vengeful Huron Chief...read more

  • James Fenimore Cooper

    The Last of the Mohicans is a historical story in Cooper's brilliant frontier tales. It is an exciting adventure about America's original inhabitants- our Native Americans- and Hawkeye's heroic plight and pursuit against his white brothers while battling the evil and vengeful Huron Chief...read more

  • James Fenimore Cooper

    In 1757, the English and French are engaged in a savage, bloody war for control of the North American continent. Making tenuous, shifting alliances with various Indian tribes, the two European powers struggle to gain the upper hand on unfamiliar, forested battlegrounds. Caught in the middle is Hawkeye, a white scout who was raised among the Indians. Not fully belonging to either world, he has retreated from society to live in the untamed woods of upstate New York. By his side are Chingachgook and the young Uncas, last of the vanishing race of Mohicans. Together, the three embody a code of moral courage, self-sufficiency, and loyalty, and share a deep trust and friendship. Cora and...read more

  • James Fenimore Cooper

    In this, the first of the Leatherstocking Tales, we meet Natty Bumppo as a young man living in upstate New York in the early 1740s. Bumppo, called Deerslayer, and his friend Hurry Harry approach Lake Glimmerglass, or Otsego, where the trapper Thomas Hutter lives with his daughters, the beautiful Judith and the feeble-minded...read more

  • James Fenimore Cooper

    Natty Bumppo in his ninetieth year is still competent as a frontiersman and trapper. He is drawn into conflict with society in the form of an immigrant party led by the surly Ishmael Bush. Once again this great man of nature is called upon to exhibit his courage and resourcefulness to rescue the...read more

  • James Fenimore Cooper

    While the French and Indians besiege Fort William Henry, Cora and Alice Munro, daughters of the English commander, are on their way to join him. They are accompanied by Major Duncan Heyward, Alice''s fiancé, and by the treacherous Indian Magua, who secretly serves the French. Magua plans to betray the party to the Iroquois, and to claim Cora as his squaw, but he is foiled by the scout Hawkeye and his companions, Chingachgook and his son Uncas, who deliver the girls to their father. After the fall of the fort, the girls are given safe passage by the French, but Magua captures them and they become prisoners of the Indians. To rescue Alice and Cora, Hawkeye and Uncas lead the...read more

  • James Fenimore Cooper

    The Last of the Mohicans is a classic portrait of a man of moral courage who severs all connections with a society whose values he can no longer accept. Despite his chosen exile, the frontier scout Natty Bumppo, known as "Hawkeye," risks his life to escort two sisters through hostile Indian country. On this dangerous journey, he enlists the aid of the Mohican Chingachgook. And in the challenging ordeal that follows, in their encounters with deception, brutality, and the deaths of loved ones, the friendship between the two men deepens—the scout and the Indian, each with a singular philosophy of independence that has been nurtured and shaped by the silent, virgin forest. ** Please...read more

  • James Fenimore Cooper

    This famous novel deals with the early frontier period of American history and is set in 1757 during the Seven Years War between the French and the British. Hawkeye and his friends, Ghingachgook and Uncas, are the last remaining Mohican chieftains. When the evil Magua threatens the life of an innocent English woman, Hawkeye finds himself at the centre of a battle for honour and...read more

  • James Fenimore Cooper

    Set during the time of the Mexican War, Jack Tier is a realistic sea...read more