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The Deerslayer

The Deerslayer by James Fenimore Cooper
By: (1789-1851)

"The Deerslayer" by James Fenimore Cooper is a classic novel that combines elements of adventure, romance, and frontier life. Set in the wilderness of upstate New York during the French and Indian War, the story follows the character Natty Bumppo, also known as the Deerslayer, as he navigates the dangers of the untamed American wilderness.

Cooper's vivid descriptions of nature and the challenges faced by early settlers bring the story to life, immersing readers in a world where survival depends on skill, wit, and courage. The character of Natty Bumppo is a complex and compelling figure, reflecting both the noble and savage aspects of human nature.

While the plot can be slow-moving at times, the novel's exploration of themes such as morality, identity, and the clash of cultures makes it a thought-provoking and engaging read. Fans of historical fiction and adventure will appreciate the beautiful prose and detailed world-building found in "The Deerslayer."

Book Description:
The Deerslayer, or The First Warpath (1841) was the last of James Fenimore Cooper’s Leatherstocking tales to be written. Its 1740-1745 time period makes it the first installment chronologically and in the lifetime of the hero of the Leatherstocking tales, Natty Bumppo.

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Reviews (Rated: 3 Stars - 1 review)

Reviewer: - May 25, 2016
Subject: The Deerslayer
A good, not great, long story though it does end quickly with a reasonably unexpected turn. Don't be put off by the dreary first narrator, it gets better and for the most part is narrated well.

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