Download Epub Format î The Deerslayer or The First War Path PDF by ð James Fenimore Cooper I never read Cooper growing up so wasn't sure what to expect in reading this novel.
What I discovered was a multilayered text that did the following:
Introduced Deerslayer, or Hawkeye as he is subsequently known (Hawkeye Pierce in MASH gets his nickname from him!).
We see the maturing of this young woodsman who has lived among the Delaware Indians and is a sure shot with the rifle.
At the beginning of the novel, he has only killed animals for food.
Much of his development comes following a deadly encounter with an Iroquois where he takes a life in self defense, and contributes to the spiral of hostility between the whites and Iroquois.
It is a novel exploring various conceptions of the humanity and spiritual status of native Americans, including their own selfconceptions as portrayed by Cooper.
It is a religious tale, e Mark Twain: "Cooper’s art has some defects.
In one place in ‘Deerslayer,’ and in the restricted space of twothirds of a page, Cooper has scored 114 offences against literary art out of a possible 115.
It breaks the record.
I'll refer you to Mark Twain's essay "Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offenses":
Now I feel sure, deep down in my heart, that Cooper wrote about the poorest English that exists in our language, and that the English of "Deerslayer" is the very worst that even Cooper ever wrote.
I may be mistaken, but it does seem to me that "Deerslayer" is not a work of art in any sense; it does seem to me that it is destitute of every detail that goes to the maki The Deerslayer Or The First Warpath CooperNotRetrouvez The Deerslayer Or The First Warpath Et Des Millions De Livres En Stock SurAchetez Neuf Ou D Occasion The Deerslayer or The First War Path Ebook EPubor The First War Path, The Deerslayer, James Feni Cooper, Ktoczyta Des Milliers De Livres Avec La Livraison Chez Vous Enjour Ou En Magasin Avec % De Rduction The Deerslayer Ebook EPub James Feni CooperThe Deerslayer, Or The First Warpathwas The Last Of James Feni Cooper S Leatherstocking Tales To Be Written Its Time Period Makes It The First Installment Chronologically And In The Lifetime Of The Hero Of The Leatherstocking Tales, Natty Bumppo The Deerslayer Summary, Characters, Facts The Deerslayer, In Full The Deerslayer Or, The First War Path, The Fifth Of Five Novels In The Series The Leatherstocking Tales By James Feni Cooper, Published In Two Volumes InThe Deerslayer CliffsNotes Natty, Or Deerslayer, Is On His First Warpath, As The Novel Is Subtitled, Because He Has Not Yet Been In Combat With Another Man Nor Been Forced To Kill A Human Being In This Novel, He Will Be Forced To Kill The Two Travelers, Finding Muskrat Castle Deserted, Seek Tom Hotter And His Two Daughters, Judith And Hetty, In The Trapper S Other Home, The Ark Hurry Harry, Hoping To Marry Judith, Is Treated Coldly By Her When The Deerslayer, Or The First War Path For Sale InPDF The Deerslayer Spiral Full Download BOOK The Deerslayer Spiral By Jonathan Mark Bruce, The Deerslayer Spiral books Available In PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format Download The Deerslayer Spiral books, THE DEERSLAYER SPIRAL Is A Sexy Legal Thriller With A Psychological Twist Ethan Compton Is A Handsome, Ambitious Law Student With A Beautiful, Rich Fiance, The Daughter Of The Senior Partner Of A Prestigious San Francisco Law Firm He Has LeftThe Deerslayer By James Feni Cooper , Set During The French And Indian Wars, The Deerslayer Vividly Captures The Essence Of Both The Murderous Humanity And The Natural Beauty That Distinguished America S Founding The Last Of Cooper S Famous Leatherstocking Tales, It Is First Chronologically In The Frontier Adventures Of The Backwoods Scout Natty Bumppo , , The Deerslayer, Or The First Warpathlibrebook , I chose to read this book because I had accepted to read the second in the series (The Last of the Mohicans) as part of a challenge, but I didn't want to jump in at the second book.
This book also conveniently met the requirements for yet another challenge I'm completing; so, a win both ways!
I really wanted to like this story, but it was so excruciatingly slow.
I could seriously have let the audiobook play for thirty minutes without listening and then pick right back up with the story without really missing anything.
I'm not sure if it was the time period during which this book was published (1840s) or if it is simply the writing style of the author.
This book receives quite a bit of vitriolic language about how it's the "worst book ever written" and other predictably trite rantings of those who have different expectations than the book satisfies.
I began this book with an open mind and with an interest in the writing style of an author I hadn't read before.
Although I freely admit the prose is a bit longwinded, it contains some eloquent passages among the numerous pithy and dry paragraphs (think Romantic Period of literature and nature writing).
Descriptions run a bit long in some cases and the characters set off on lengthy soliloquies at the oddest of times, but the book simply isn't without merit.
It's a fairly unique voice offered in the age of Manifest Destiny and bigoted attitudes towards Native Americans, the author commits quite a few of these himself, it must be admitted, but offers a generous vie This novel is primarily a romance or what might be called an action romance I suppose.
It has come in for some notable criticism (from names as well known as Mark Twain no less) BUT as it's been around since 1841 there is obviously something here.
I think the only things to really be aware of here.
going into it as a novel have "mostly" to do with the time in which it was written.
The language is (of course) very dated.
Often it is more like reading poetry than prose.
Then there are the racial attitudes.
Yes to a modern "ear" they will even be found somewhat offensive.
When Harry and Deerslayer start discussing the differences in race you'll need to get that grain of salt everyone is always talking about to take with said discussion.
As a matter of fac If one can read books promiscuously, as I was reassured in graduate school that one could, I read all five of the books in this series like a complete whore, giving myself entirely over to the storyloved all five.
A word of caution, however: They were written in a different order than the chronology of the narrative.
Imagine my disappointment at the Deerslayer's death at the end of the third book out of five.
The order that the author produced them:
Last of the Mohicans
The order of the narrative (Thanks for the assist with this, Dave):
Last of the Mohicans
The Prairie If you've seen my booklists and read my reviews, you'll know I'm usually a great lover of classic novels.
When I was about 11 or 12, my Dad got me a big stack of paperback classics and I spent an entire summer with Ivanhoe and Sidney Carton and Jane Eyre.
I mean, I munched them up! Then I got to James Fenimore Cooper.
Oh really, really bad.
The stories themselves were pretty good, as witness the fact that they have been made into many successful movies.
However, to read the stories, you have to read the sentences.
Some of these sentences are pages long.
By the time you get to the predicate, you've forgotten the subject! American authors in the early 1800's seemed determined to prove to a European audience that they had great vocabularies and could craft an elaborate style.
Cooper obviously was of this school of thought.
All those intervening clauses and s
Cooper is not the easiest author to read.
He constantly uses the words FORMER and LATTER in his writing.
Still, even wading through some of the tediousness of his style gives the reader a big payoff along the way.
THE DEERSLAYER is a book of high adventure between precolonial whites and Native Americans.
It is the first tale of our main character Natty Bumpo (named Hawkeye by the Natives, thank goodness!) He's a fronteirsman in the vein of Daniel Boone.
This is a great outdoor adventure story to begin the "Leatherstocking Tales.
" I hate you for all those hours of my life I'll never get back, James Fenimore Cooper.