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The Deer Slayer V1: Or the First Warpath (The Leatherstocking Tales #1)

3.81  ·  Rating Details  ·  109 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
In Two Volumes.
Paperback, 268 pages
Published January 1st 2008 by Kessinger Publishing (first published January 1st 1997)
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Manal Farag
Nov 01, 2012 Manal Farag rated it really liked it
I liked this novel. However, I find it somehow too wordy, over descriptive and slow. Judith Hutter is a beautiful, strong-welled character who possesses several admirable traits, like intelligence, bravery and a loving devotion to her sister. On the other hand, In Natty Bumppo, represents the American hero: selfless, dependable, restrained, tolerant, and moral, but he had an outstanding flaw; his inability to deal successfully with women, which I consider as a major flaw. Cooper is over the top ...more
Philip Mcclarty
Mar 05, 2013 Philip Mcclarty rated it liked it
Anyone remember the movie speed with Keeianna Reeves ( otherwise known for his award wining role in bill and teds big adventure), how you kept thinking the movie was over, but it wasn't. That was deer slayer for me. Actually I thought it would make a good movie, especially since I did enjoy Last of the Mohicans (the movie) so much. Not a lot of depth, just adventure, but often entertaining.
Feb 10, 2013 Don rated it really liked it
This is an oldie but a goodie. There is not much to be said about that hasn't already been said many times over this book's very long life. Modern readers may find it's writing to be old fashioned and wordy. Chat's because it is. If anyone hasn't read it yet, might want to think about it.
Jenny Anderson
Jan 03, 2013 Jenny Anderson rated it it was amazing
Great book. This is the book written before Last of the Mohicans. I really enjoyed listening to the book tape. It was written in 1841 so the language and expressions are unique and add greatly to the experience of reading such a text.
Aug 11, 2012 Stacy rated it it was amazing

Amazing! What an adventure, and beautiful description of Upstate NY!
Rob Chamberlain
May 27, 2010 Rob Chamberlain rated it really liked it
Good story and series (same series as The Last of Mohicans).
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James Fenimore Cooper was a popular and prolific American writer. He is best known for his historical novel The Last of the Mohicans, one of the Leatherstocking Tales stories, and he also wrote political fiction, maritime fiction, travelogues, and essays on the American politics of the time. His daughter Susan Fenimore Cooper was also a writer.

* The Leatherstocking Tales
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  • The Pioneers (Leatherstocking Tales, #4)
  • The Prairie (Leatherstocking Tales, #5)
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