The Deerslayer: Or, the First War-Path (Modern Library Classics) (Paperback)

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By James Fenimore Cooper, Leslie Fiedler (Introduction by)
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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 inspired by Cooper's own boyhood, Natty's initiation in the moral codes of wilderness society is examined in what is, according to D. H. Lawrence, "the loveliest and best" of the Leatherstocking series.

This Modern Library Paperback Classic is set from the definitive text established by James Franklin Beard and James P. Elliott, which is the Approved Text of the Center for Scholarly Editions of the Modern Language Association.

About the Author

Leslie A. Fiedler is Distinguished Professor and holds the Samuel L. Clemens Chair in English at the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Praise For…

“James Fenimore Cooper was the first great American novelist.”—A. B. Guthrie

Product Details
ISBN: 9780375760877
ISBN-10: 0375760873
Publisher: Modern Library
Publication Date: July 9th, 2002
Pages: 592
Language: English
Series: Modern Library Classics (Paperback)