The Last of the Mohicans, James Fenimore Cooper. Revised version of http://ota.ox.ac.uk/id/1976 . First edition published in 1826. . Keyed into electronic form by Joanne Hindman, OED North American Reading Program. .
Newly abridged by Timothy Meis, James Fenimore Cooper's The Last of the Mohicans comes to life under the paintbrush of N.C. Wyeth, with illustrations originally published in 1919. The artist offers readers a close-up view of the French and Indian War, in paintings such as British colonel Duncan's struggle against a Huron warrior or the Mohican Chingachgook similarly fighting off another Huron warrior in the clearing of a wood. Wyeth's paintings also accompany Meis's adaptation of Daniel DeFoe's Robinson Crusoe, due out in February.