Featuring an appendix of discussion questions, the Diversion Classics edition is ideal for use in book groups and classrooms.
Set during the French and Indian War, THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS follows frontiersman Hawkeye and his Mohican companions as they face violent kidnappers and treacherous enemies. It is at once a historical chronicle of a turbulent era and an exciting frontier adventure. Exploring military conflict and race relations, James Fenimore Cooper paints a poignant portrait of America during its formative years.
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.