Originally published in 1823, The Pioneers is the first of Cooper's five Leatherstocking Tales, and the one that incorporates most fully his own experience of growing up in a town of the American frontier. The heart of the novel is a conflict over who owns America, and by what concept of right. The competing claims of Native Americans, Tory loyalists, roving hunters, and visionary cultivators are pitted against one another in the area of history, and the magical village of Cooper's youth becomes the scene in which a nation's destiny is forged. The novel also marks the invention of his enduring contribution to world literature: Natty Bumpo, the Leatherstocking. This edition uses the text approved by the Center for Editions of American Authors of the Modern Language Association of America.
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Book Description Harcourt School, New York, 1974. paperback. Book Condition: Good. Rinehart ed. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP94384973
Book Description Rinehart Editions, Orlando, Florida, U.S.A., 1967. Trade Paperback. A very good trade paperback. Corners are worn. Soiling on cover. 1967 printing. Bookseller Inventory # 2LIT3112
Book Description Holt Rinehart Winston, 1967. Softcover. good condition with minor soiling; LIB2958003579; 476 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 63098