The Last of the Mohicans

The Last of the Mohicans (Paperback)

By James Fenimore Cooper 
Publisher: General Books
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 1458888258
EAN: 9781458888259
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 346
Publish Date: 2009-8-2
Binding: Paperback
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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: -- o F a ers FIRST 2 ll 22s S 18. s tsat EC Ph t ..=3 .0 "5 L fe-a g I-If liia e' Tales rotesque a que. son's Ess oi oo Ed Blirf sill 0 Ph El, H d.S J chapter{Section 4AUTHOR'S INTRODUCTION' It is believed that the scene of this tale, and most of the information necessary to understand its allusions, are rendered sufficiently obvious to the reader in the text itself, or in the accompanying notes. Still, there is so much obscurity in the Indian traditions, and so much confusion in the Indian names, as to render some explanation useful. Few men exhibit greater diversity, or, if we may so express it, greater antithesis of character, than the native warrior of North America. In war he is daring, boastful, cunning, ruthless, self-denying, and self-devoted; in peace, just, generous, hospitable, revengeful, superstitious, modest, and commonly chaste. These are qualities, it is true, which do not distinguish all alike; but they are so far the predominating traits of these remarkable people as to be characteristic. It is generally believed the aborigines of the American continent have an Asiatic origin.2 There are many physical as well as moral facts which corroborate this opinion, and some few would seem to weigh against it. The color of the Indian, the writer believes, is peculiar to himself; and while his cheek-bones have a very striking indication of a Tartar origin, his eyes have not. Climate may have had great influence on the former, but it is difficult to see how it can have produced the substantial difference which exists in the latter. The imagery of the Indian, both in his poetry and his oratory, is oriental, chastened, and perhaps improved, by the limited range of his practical knowledge. He draws his ..."
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Title: The Last of the Mohicans
Publisher: General Books
Author: James Fenimore Cooper
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 1458888258
EAN: 9781458888259
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 346
Publish Date: 2009-8-2
Binding: Paperback

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