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The Prairie

By: James Fenimore Cooper
Published By: Double9 Books
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The story opens with Ishmael, his family, Ellen, and Abiram making across the virgin prairies of the Midwest searching for a homestead. They meet the trapper (Natty Bumppo), who has left his home in New York State to find where he can't hear the sound of individuals cutting down the timberlands. All that evening, a band of Teton warriors takes Ishmael's animal, stranding the immigrants. The doctor returns the following morning along with his donkey after a band of Teton warriors takes Ihmael's animals. He escapes with Inez, Paul, and Middleton, whom Abiram had been keeping hostage, and escapes with her and Ellen. The Indians endeavor to recapture the catcher by encompassing them with a prairie fire, yet he lights up a backfire to save everybody.They get together with Hard-heart, a Pawnee Indian who endures the fire enclosed by buffalo skin and endeavors to disappear to his town. Middleton, Inez, Paul, and Ellen return just in time to witness the Trapper's death.The Prairie (1827) is a novel by James Fenimore Cooper, the third novel composed by him featuring Natty Bumppo. It was published in two volumes in 1827, the third of five books published as The Leatherstocking Tales. Sequentially, The Prairie is the fifth and last portion of the Leatherstocking Stories, though it was distributed before The Pathfinder (1841) and The Deerslayer (1842). The book ends with the death of the octogenarian frontiersman Natty Bumppo, called Hawkeye.

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James Fenimore Cooper

James Fenimore Cooper was born on September 15, 1789 was an American author. He wrote authentic romantic stories portraying colonist and Native characters from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries. His most popular work is The Last of the Mohicans, often regarded as a masterpiece. James Fenimore Cooper was the 11th offspring of William Cooper and Elizabeth (Fenimore) Cooper. He wedded Susan Augusta de Lancey at Mamaroneck, Westchester Area, New York on January 1, 1811. The Coopers had seven children, but only five of them live to adulthood. The Last of the Mohicans (1826) was written in New York City where Cooper and his family resided. It became one of the most read American books of the nineteenth century. The series includes the racial friendship of Natty Bumppo with the Delaware Indians. In 1826, Cooper moved his family to Europe to acquire more income from his books. He became friends with painters Samuel Morse and Gilbert du Motier and Marquis de Lafayette. In 1832, he entered the list as a political writer in a series of letters to Le National. In 1833, Cooper got back to the US and distributed "A Letter to My Countrymen" where he gave his criticism of different social and political mores. He died on September 14, 1851, the day preceding his 62nd birthday. He was buried in the Christ Episcopal Churchyard, where his dad, William Cooper, was buried. Cooper's wife Susan could live by a couple of months and was buried by his side at Cooperstown.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 410 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9356566739
  • ISBN-13: 9789356566736
  • Item Weight: 492g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 22.5 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Westerns, Fiction / Literary, Fiction / Historical