&&LDIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LI&&RThe Last of the Mohicans&&L/I&&R, by &&LB&&RJames Fenimore Cooper&&L/B&&R, is part of the &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R&&LI&&R &&L/I&&Rseries, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R: &&LDIV&&R
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All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics &&L/I&&Rpulls together a constellation of influences--biographical, historical, and literary--to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works.&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R&&LDIV&&R &&L/DIV&&R&&LDIV&&RDuring the fierce French and Indian wars, an adroit scout named Hawkeye and his companion Chingachgook weave through the spectacular and dangerous wilderness of upstate New York, fighting to save the beautiful Munro sisters from the Huron renegade Magua. &&LP&&R&&LI&&RThe Last of the Mohicans&&L/I&&R is the most popular of &&LB&&RJames Fenimore Cooper&&L/B&&R's five &&LI&&RLeatherstocking Tales&&L/I&&R. With its death-defying chases and teeth-clenching suspense, this American classic established many archetypes of American frontier fiction. &&LP&&RAn engrossing "Western" by America's first great novelist, &&LI&&RThe Last of the Mohicans &&L/I&&Ris a story of survival and treachery, love and deliverance.&&L/P&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LB&&RStephen Railton&&L/B&&R, Professor of English at the University of Virginia, has written books on Cooper, Mark Twain, and the American Renaissance, and has created major websites on Twain, &&LI&&RUncle Tom's Cabin&&L/I&&R, and American culture.&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R.