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The Deerslayer or the First Warpath
The Deerslayer or the First Warpath
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James Fenimore Cooper - Author
Lance Schachterle - Edited, introduction, and notes
Price: $59.50 
Hardcover - 682 pages
Release Date: January 1987
ISBN10: 0-87395-361-4
ISBN13: 978-0-87395-361-0

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Paperback - 682 pages
Release Date: March 1987
ISBN10: 0-87395-790-3
ISBN13: 978-0-87395-790-8

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Summary

Written during a nostalgic interval during Cooper's stormy battles with the Whig Press, The Deerslayer (1841) is the last of the world-famous Leatherstocking Tales in point of composition, though first in the biographical sequence. Employing physical adventure and violence in a mythopoetic setting drawn largely from his own youthful experience, Cooper evokes the stages of Natty's initiation as a subtly allegorical medium for instilling permanent values, values he thought should pervade the conduct of the American press and all segments of American society. According to Edmund Wilson, this book--which D. H. Lawrence called "the loveliest and best" of the Leatherstocking series--contains description which "owes its power, like Melville's description of the Pacific or one of Poe's pieces on landscape gardening, to an emotional content which has charged the object and transformed it into a symbol. And the action has a reality which we recognize and accept as we read: the reality of a dream full of danger." -- The Shock of Recognition

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Illustrations

Historical Introduction

Preface [1841]

Preface to the Leather-Stocking Tales [1850]

Preface [1850]

The Deerslayer

Explanatory Notes

Textual Commentary

Note on the Manuscript

Textual Notes

Emendations

Rejected Readings

Word-Division


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