The Last of the Mohicans - James Fenimore Cooper - 1826 - Research Article from Literary Themes: War and Peace

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The Last of the Mohicans - James Fenimore Cooper - 1826

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The Last of the Mohicans (1826) is James Fenimore Cooper's look into the French and Indian War of the 1750s between the French and the English for control of the North American frontier that "neither was destined to retain." His characters and his use of suspense made this historical adventure and romance novel one of the most popular American books of its time. In literary circles, however, it was mocked and criticized throughout the nineteenth century. Early reviewers ridiculed Cooper's portrayal of Native American characters and his dialogue. In the twentieth century, however, critics in the United States began a renewed interest in Cooper's work by acknowledging the thorough research Cooper had done in creating his characters and reproducing historical events.

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