The prairie

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Bossange, 1827 - 277 pages
The Prairie: A Tale (1827) is a historical novel by James Fenimore Cooper, the third novel written by him featuring Natty Bumppo, his fictitious frontier hero, who is simply known as "the trapper" in it. Chronologically The Prairie is the fifth and final installment of the Leatherstocking Tales. It depicts Natty in the final year of his life still proving helpful to people in distress on the American frontier. Continuity with The Last of the Mohicans is indicated by the appearance of the grandson of Duncan and Alice Heyward of The Last of the Mohicans and the noble Pawnee chief Hard Heart, whose name is English for the French nickname for the Delaware, le Coeur-dur. Natty is drawn to Hard Heart as a noble warrior in the likeness of his dear friend Uncas, "the last of the Mohicans."

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It is a curious fact on his death-bed Franzy Schubert was asking for the latest Cooper novel (in German, of-course): such was the power of Cooper's art, at-least in those days. But It is hard now to ... Read full review

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4619. The Prairie, by James Fenimore Cooper (read 16 Sep 2009) The concluding volume of the pentalogy The Leatherstocking Tales is a much better book than The Pioneers. I found it moved along very ... Read full review

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