Historical Stories of American Pioneer Life as Told in the Famous Leatherstocking Tales; The Last of the Mohicans; The Pathfinders; The Deerslayer; The Pioneers; The Prairie by J. Fenimore Cooper "The Walter Scott of America" Adapted to Younger Readers by "The Best Known Writer of Juvenile Books in America" Embellished with Ten Magnificent Lithographs and numerous original drawings in the text
James Fenimore Cooper (September 15, 1789 - September 14, 1851) was a prolific and popular American writer of the first half of the 19th century. His historical romances of frontier and Native American life in the early American days created a unique form of American literature. He also wrote numerous sea stories, and his best-known works are five historical novels of the frontier period known as the Leatherstocking Tales.
The Leatherstocking Tales is a series of five novels by American writer James Fenimore Cooper, set in the eighteenth century era of development in the primarily former Iroquois areas in central New York. Each novel features Natty Bumppo, a frontiersman known to European-American settlers as "Leatherstocking", "The Pathfinder", and "the trapper". Native Americans call him "Deerslayer", "La Longue Carabine" ("Long Rifle" in French), and "Hawkeye".