Cooper's Last of the Mohicans: A Narrative of 1757
Author: James Fenimore Cooper
Lake English Classics
"Edited for School Use" by Edwin Herbert Lewis 1901
The Last of the Mohicans is the second book in Cooper's Leatherstocking Tales pentalogy, and remains his best-known work. It is a historical novel set in the French and Indian war in New York, and centers around the massacre of surrendered Anglo-American troops. The two daughters of the British commander are kidnapped, but rescued by the last two Mohicans. The title comes from a quote by Tamanend: "I have lived to see the last warrior of the wise race of the Mohicans".