Set during the French and Indian Wars,The Deerslayer vividly captures the essence of both the murderous humanity and the natural beauty that distinguished AmericaΓÇÖs founding. The last of CooperΓÇÖs famous Leatherstocking Talesit is first chronologically in the frontier adventures of the backwoods scout Natty Bumppo. Amid a terrain largely inspired by CooperΓÇÖs own boyhoodNattyΓÇÖs initiation in the moral codes of wilderness society is examined in what isaccording to D. H. LawrenceΓÇ£the loveliest and bestΓÇ¥ of the Leatherstocking series. This Modern Library Paperback Classic is set from the definitive text established by James Franklin Beard and James P. Elliottwhich is the Approved Text of the Center for Scholarly Editions of the Modern Language Association.
James Fenimore Cooper
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