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The Leatherstocking Tales is a series of novels by American writer James Fenimore Cooper, each featuring the main hero Natty Bumppo, known by European settlers as "Leatherstocking," 'The Pathfinder", and "the trapper" and by the Native Americans as "Deerslayer," "La Longue Carabine" and "Hawkeye".

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Whitepixels
Read the complete Leatherstocking Tales when I was a kid. I persevered and worked my way through all five of them, though none of them made a lasting impression on me.
James Violand
Jun 28, 2014 James Violand rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone - with reservations.
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If you can possibly avoid the outrageous inconsistencies in some scenes or the extremely improbable - "Say sister. Our father is surrounded by hostile Indians in the Mohawk River Valley, let's go visit him, shall we?" If you can persist in tamping down your incredulity, you could find yourself enjoying these books. Cooper tried to be America's Sir Walter Scott. Too bad he couldn't see the glaring problems he created. Still, I enjoyed reading these novels. They span from the French & Indian W ...more
Kit
11 months and 1200 pages later, my Fenimore Cooper odyssey is over. I'd most recommend the first Natty Bumppo book he wrote, The Pioneers... if you run out of other things to read. Last of the Mohicans and The Prairie are good also. The Deerslayer is ponderous.
Liza Verdon
The Leatherstocking Tales were pretty cool adventures with honourable people in them. I really liked The Deerslayer. None of them were fabulous but they were pretty cool. They were kind of the same after you'd read a few of them.
Kim Godard
Overblown and melodramatic. I liked it when I started because the footnotes added historical bits and pieces to round out the fiction, but in the end, the flowery language overwhelmed me, and I found I just wanted it to be over.
Philip
Always a good early-spring read. Start looking for those animal tracks!
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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.

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* The Leatherstocking Tales
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The Leatherstocking Tales (5 books)
  • The Deerslayer (The Leatherstocking Tales, #1)
  • The Last of the Mohicans (The Leatherstocking Tales #2)
  • The Pathfinder (Leatherstocking Tales, #3)
  • The Pioneers
  • The Prairie
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