The Deerslayer
The Deerslayer (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
The Deerslayer
&&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&&RNew 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 appropriateAll 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

Book Details

Genre: 

  • Adventure
  • Classic
  • Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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