The first of James Fenimore Cooper’s Leatherstocking Tales, The Pioneers introduces Natty Bumppo, the quintessential American hunter and frontiersman.
The most realistic of James Fenimore Cooper’s Leatherstocking Tales—which include The Deerslayer, The Last of the Mohicans, The Pathfinder, and The Prairie—The Pioneers depicts elderly Natty Bumppo struggling to defend his way of life as the once open frontier becomes private property. His fight to maintain his fiercely cherished freedom reflects a uniquely American drama of conflicting values and an inspiring, often caustic portrayal of a society in transition.
With an Introduction by Max Cavitch and a New Afterword
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Book Description Harcourt School, 1974. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 003008685X