Spanning the French and Indian war of the 18th century, and centring on the British province of New York, James Fenimore Cooper's classic epic about an ongoing struggle features bravery, campassion and ultimately tragedy. Forces at war, a brave rescue attempt and an untimely massacre converge to create a stunning masterpiece of classic fiction. ...Read MoreSpanning the French and Indian war of the 18th century, and centring on the British province of New York, James Fenimore Cooper's classic epic about an ongoing struggle features bravery, campassion and ultimately tragedy. Forces at war, a brave rescue attempt and an untimely massacre converge to create a stunning masterpiece of classic fiction. Ideal as visual introductions to classic texts, "Graffex" titles are fast-moving, cinematic retellings of wellknown stories. Equally rewarding as comics, graphic novels or learning resources, the series uses specially commissioned full-colour artwork to retell some of the most incredible, influential and memorable tales in the canon of English literature. Speech bubbles feature direct quotes from the original text, running captions describe events in a clear manner and detailed footnotes translate challenging vocabulary and provide interesting background information. It's a wealth of key information that, critically, doesn't overwhelm or distract from the original story. Featuring photographs, paintings and maps, "Graffex" endmatters tell the story of each book in its wider geographical context. Text details the life of the author, the socio-political events which influenced the book and the impact the book had on the society of the time. Each title also features a double-page opening illustration and a full index.Read Less
Good. A few underlinings and marginal notations (in pencil), otherwise very good. 352 p. Includes A Note on the Text, an Introduction by Richard Slotkin, Preface to the First Edition, Introduction to the 1831 Edition, and Further Reading.
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A professor told me this was originally ment for children, but the subject matter is rather adult. For the most part this is a good book. The description of the land can get tedious, but it is neccessary for the tone of the story.
Cora is an interesting character. Her romance is the element which drives most of the story. Its sad that too much of the novel deals whith her rather dull sister.
This is a well written adventure tale. The book is ten times better than the movie.
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