The Deerslayer

James Fenimore Cooper

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The Deerslayer, or The First War-Path, is a novel by American writer James Fenimore Cooper, first published in 1841. It is the final book in the Leatherstocking Tales, although chronologically it is the first and is considered as a prequel to the other novels. Set in early 18th-century New York on Otsego Lake, the book tells the story of Natty Bumppo, a young frontiersman who is the child of white parents, but who grew up among Delaware Indians. Whilst objecting to the practice of scalping, Bummpo gets involved in an adventure with two men (Henry March and Tom Hutter) who have no such reservations. The book has been adapted into many films, as well as a tv series, and a radio drama.

№ 1 in the Leatherstocking Tales.

This book has 212,978 words, 320 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1841.

Production notes: This ebook of The Deerslayer was published by Global Grey on the 7th July 2022. The artwork used for the cover is 'Indian Hunter' by Albert Bierstadt.

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