- Series: Bantam Classics
- Mass Market Paperback: 432 pages
- Publisher: Bantam Classics (June 1, 1982)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 012000030X
- ISBN-13: 978-0120000302
- ASIN: 0553213296
- Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.9 x 6.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 441 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,632 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"[Cooper's] sympathy is large, and his humor is as genuine—and as perfectly unaffected—as his art."— Joseph Conrad
From the Publisher
This book is in Electronic Paperback© Format. If you view this book on any of the computer systems below, it will look like a book. Simple to run, no program to install. Just put the CD in your CDROM drive and start reading. The simple easy to use interface is child tested at pre-school levels.
Windows 3.11, Windows/95, Windows/98, OS/2, MacIntosh PPC OS 8.1 or higher, and Linux with Windows Emulation.
Includes Quiet Vision's Dynamic Index. the abilty to build a index for any set of characters or words.
Each book is either read aloud by a actor or (for Window/95-98-ME and MacIntosh systems) by an electronic voice. For the electronic voice to work you must have TTS software installed. The Apple distributed TTS for MacIntosh: an SAPI compliant TTS for Windows.
If your CD does not have the electronic voice in it (must be version 4.10 or higher) you can download a free update from Quiet Vision. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Top customer reviews
Cooper's overly-formal language that he invokes for the dialogue of his characters is likely to appear stilted to the modern reader. Also, the occasions of "conversation" that he shares with his readers is bound to seem a bit awkward. However, the epoch in which the author lived was far different than that of today. The style of this novel is somewhat foreign, but it is a style that Cooper inherited from Europeon novels of the period.
The narrative passages in the book are colorful and impressively descriptive. One cannot read this tale for long without getting the feeling that he / she is out in the forest (which is, of course, precisely the point). As a matter of fact, the novel has inspired me to someday visit the Hudson River, Lake George & some other key locales described in its pages.
One of the aspects of the story that surprised me was just how complicated the politics were between the Indian tribes. In truth, I knew very little about the Huron and Delaware tribes before I began reading. Since I finished the novel, I've found that Cooper's portrayal of the various races to be historically accurate. That's always a plus in any novel.
For those who would like to learn more about Indian history, this book is a must-read. As the definitive novel of the French & Indian war, the book would also be of interest to those who are intrigued by military history. In fact, one of the central scenes in the book details the horrifying massacre of the poor denizens of Fort William Henry, which is an actual historical event. Aside from these considerations, tho, it's just a good story - period.