James Fenimore Cooper, James Mason - The Last Of The Mohicans album
By James Fenimore Cooper. Download free eBooks of classic literature, books and novels at Planet eBook. The Mohicans were the possessors of the country first occupied by the Europeans in this portion of the continent. They were, consequently, the first dispossessed; and the seemingly inevitable fate of all these people, who disappear before the advances, or it might be termed the inroads, of civilization, as the verdure of their native forests falls before the nipping frosts, is represented as having already befallen them.
But when, last in his haughty scrutiny, the person of Tamenund came under his glance, his eye became fixed, as though all other objects were already forgotten. Then advancing with a slow and noiseless step up the area, he placed himself immediately before the footstool of the sage. Here he stood unnoted, though keenly observant himself, until one of the chiefs apprised the latter of his presence. With what tongue does the prisoner speak to the Manitou? demanded the patriarch, without unclosing his eyes. Uncas, the panther of his tribe, the eldest son of the Lenape, the wisest Sagamore of the Mohicans! Tell me, ye Delawares, has Tamenund been a sleeper for a hundred winters? The calm and deep silence which succeeded these words, sufficiently announced the awful reverence with which his people received the communication of the patriarch.
Hawk-eye and the Mohicans started to walk down the mountain. Duncan and the two sisters followed them. At the bottom of the mountain, the fog was very thick. Be careful!' said Hawk-eye. There are many French soldiers along this path. But Duncan and his friends walked away quickly. They went on through the fog. At last, they arrived at the walls of the fort. An English voice shouted from the top of the wall.
It was a feature peculiar to the colonial wars of North America, that the toils and dangers of the wilderness were to be encountered before the adverse hosts could meet. A wide and apparently an impervious boundary of forests severed the possessions of the hostile provinces of France and England.
Among the caravan guarding the women are the frontiersman Natty Bumppo, the Major Duncan Heyward, and the Indians Chingachgook and Uncas, the former of whom is the novel's title character. These characters are sometimes seen as a microcosm of the budding American society, particularly with regards to their racial composition. Listen To Streaming Audio. Chapter 00. Chapter 01.
James Fenimore Cooper's most popular "Leatherstocking Tales" novel, "The Last of the Mohicans" was set during the French and Indian War, an exemplar of American Romanticism published in 1826. You may enjoy reading . Lawrence's chapter about Cooper's most famous novel in Studies in Classic American Literature. The illustration is by . Author's introduction. Chapter 1. Chapter 2.
James Fenimore Cooper brought insight into the lives of the Native Americans in a way seldom seen at a time when the people of these many new world tribes were mostly reviled as hostile savages. Back when it was published The Last of the Mohicans must have seemed revolutionary. Were it tweaked into the non-fiction Cooper half seemed to be trying to write, perhaps it would've succeeded, if it's inaccuracies could've been shorn up, that is. But it is a fiction and today its formulaic prose does not go down easily for the modern reader. Last of the Mohicans is part of a series which tells the adventures of Hawkeye as the main protagonist. Hawkeye is a white male, who has in a sense, disowned his race and ancestors and lives in the wild with the Mohicans. Yet while Hawkeye seems to see his race in such a bad light to live out in the wild, he takes extreme pride in being a white male.
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- Directed By – Howard Sackler
- Read By – James Mason
- Written-By – James Fenimore Cooper