The last of the mohicans

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Where is the action located?

1.- United States – History – French and Indian war, 1755-1763 – Fiction.
The story takes place in 1757, during the French and Indian War (the Seven Years’ War), when France and Great Britain battled for control of the North American colonies. During this war, the French called on allied Native American tribes to fight against the more numerous British colonists.What was happening there and then?

2.- As we know this novel is about the whites between Indian.
Cora and Alice want to visit their father who is the commander of fort William, so they decided visit him. An Indian “Mangua” the leader of a group of Huron Indian tries to catch them but his plan is frustated by Uncas, The last of the Mohicans.
Hawkeye, Chingachguk and Uncas will try to get tothe fort William Henry who is dominated by French. Finally they reach to William Hnery fort, then the huron attacks the Britain forces begining a “massacare”. Meanwhile Magua takes advantage of this and catch Cora, Alice and Hawkeye, therefore Heyward and Munro will go for them.

3.- His contributions to literature ?

James Fenimore Cooper was a famous American writter, he was born in 1789and he was famous for his histories and his descriptions about the live in forest and mountains in USA
His Works:

Letter to his compatriots (1834), one of his many works of social criticism
The satires The monikin (1835)
The American Democrat (1838)
Crónica de Europa (1837-1838)
Devil's Desire (1845)
The chained (1845)
The Redskins (1846)

Why is important?

Cooper was one of themost popular 19th century American authors, and his work was admired greatly throughout the world. Cooper's work is read carefully by law and literature scholars such as Nan Goodman, who argues that several of Cooper's novels, particularly The Pioneers and The Pilot , demonstrate an early nineteenth century American preoccupation with prudence and negligence in a country where property rights wereoften still in dispute.

Though some scholars may dispute Cooper being classified as a Romantic, Victor Hugo pronounced him greater than the great master of modern romance and this verdict was echoed by a multitude of less famous readers, who were satisfied with no title for their favorite less than that of the "American Scott.” The Deerslayer and The Pathfinder were criticized by Mark Twain in asatirical but vicious essay, "Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offenses" (1895),which has long been seen as unfair and distorted.As scholars Schachterle and Ljungquist write, "Twain's deliberate misreading of Cooper has been devastating....Twain valued economy of style (a possible but not necessary criterion), but such concision simply was not a characteristic of many early nineteenth-centurynovelists' work

4.- The last of the Mohicans is a historical novel by James Fenimore Cooper, first published in January 1826.
As we know the last of Mohican is the most popular Novel of him so it was very succsessful in the sales. It wasn’t too hard to publish the Novel because Carey & Lea support James Fenimore to publish it. The last of Mohicans is a very popular novel,
This Novel has inspiredseveral films and the book still being reading in the literatures courses in America.

Was it successful in sales?

I think that this history was completely successful, because there’re a lot of adaptions
Around the world in different kinds of media, and even is one of the most important histories.
Based on the history of France and Great Britain battled for control of the North Americancolonies, during this war, the French called on allied Native American tribes to fight against the more numerous British colonists.

5.- About the criticism, more of them are good criticism but the presentation of race relations and native Americans has generated much comment, not all of it sympathetic.

Themes and Points of view in the novel.

Interracial Love and Friendship

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