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James Fenimore Cooper

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James Fenimore Cooper was the great professional American author. He was born on Septenber 15, 1789, in Burlington, New Jersey, and grew up in the frontier village of Cooperstown, New Yorrk, in the heart of the wilderness he was to immortalize in his frontier novels. A high-spirited youth, he was expelled from Yale because of a prank and was finally signed by the navy by his strong-willed father. In 1819 a trfling incident repordatly led to the writing of his first book. Reading aloud to his wife from a populr English novel, he exclaimed, “I could write you a better book... Read More

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The Deerslayer
or, The First War-Path
Written by James Fenimore Cooper
Introduction by Leslie Fiedler


Format: Trade Paperback, 592 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: July 9, 2002
Price: $12.95

Set during the French and Indian Wars, The Deerslayer vividly captures the essence of both the murderous humanity and the natural beauty that distinguished America’s founding. The last of Cooper’s famous Leatherstocking Tales, it is first chronologically in the frontier adventures of the backwoods scout Natty Bumppo. Amid a terrain largely... Read more >
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The Deerslayer

Written by James Fenimore Cooper


Format: Paperback, 688 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: January 1, 1991
Price: $5.95

The deadly crack of a long rifle and the piercing cries of Indians on the warpath shatter the serenity of beautiful lake Glimmerglass. Danger has invaded the vast forests of upper New York State as Deerslayer and his loyal Mohican friend Chingachgook attempt the daring rescue of an Indian maiden imprisoned... Read more >
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The Deerslayer

Written by James Fenimore Cooper


Format: eBook
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: July 29, 2008
Price: $1.99

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The Last of the Mohicans

Written by James Fenimore Cooper
Introduction by Leslie Fiedler


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: June 12, 2001
Price: $11.00

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The Last of the Mohicans

Written by James Fenimore Cooper


Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
On Sale: May 18, 1993
Price: $3.99

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The Last of the Mohicans

Written by James Fenimore Cooper


Format: eBook, 112 pages
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
On Sale: August 31, 2011
Price: $3.99

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The Last of the Mohicans

Written by James Fenimore Cooper


Format: eBook
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: November 29, 2005
Price: $1.99

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The Last of the Mohicans

Written by James Fenimore Cooper


Format: Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: June 1, 1982
Price: $4.95

Written in 1826 by James Fenimore Cooper who is today considered our first great American novelist.This famous adventure brings the wilds of the American frontier and the drama of the bloody conflict between the British and the French. Read more >
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