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Last of the Mohicans

I did my book critique on The Last of The Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper. James Fenimore Cooper was from a really rich family. He was born in 1789 in Burlington New Jersey, and had six brothers and sisters. He attended Yale when he was thirteen, but was expelled shortly later. In 1806 James became a sailor for a year and then spent three years in the Navy. In 1811 he married Susan Augusta De Lancey. He wrote The Last of The Mohicans in 1826. James Fenimore Cooper died in 1851, and is one of the most famous writers in the world. In The Last of The Mohicans the French-Indian War is taking place. Duncan Heyward is escorting the Munro sisters from Fort Edward to Fort Henry, with Magua, who is an Indian and is their guide. The book takes place in the late 1750s, and in western New York. The plot of the book is that Cora and Alice are being escorted to their father, Colonel Munro, by Major Duncan Heyward and the Indian Magua. Later they meet Hawkeye, who is a hunter and a scout, and David Gamut, who is a young Calvinist who is trying to spread his religion through the frontier. Hawkeye accuses Magua of betraying his group by leading them the wrong way. Later, Magua captures the Munro sisters, Heyward, and Gamut in a cave. Hawkeye and the Mohicans come and save them and kill all of the Hurons, except Magua, who escapes. A few days later they reach Fort William Henry, and when there is a battle going on, Magua recaptures Alice, Cora, and Gamut. Hawkeye and the Mohicans find Maguas trail a few days later and find them. A rogue Huron kills Cora, and Magua stabs Uncas (a member of the Mohicans) in the back and kills him. Then Hawkeye shoots Magua and he finally dies. There were a few major characters in this book. One of the major characters was Duncan Heyward. Duncan Heyward was a major in the English army. He is also an American colonist from the South, and in the book is trying to guard the daughters of one of his ...

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