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For generations, readers have enjoyed classic literature. They have delighted in the romance of Jane Austen, thrilled at the adventures of Jules Verne, and pondered the lessons of Aesop. Introduce young readers to these familiar volumes with Great Illustrated Classics. In this series, literary masterworks have been adapted for young scholars. Large, easy-to-read type and c For generations, readers have enjoyed classic literature. They have delighted in the romance of Jane Austen, thrilled at the adventures of Jules Verne, and pondered the lessons of Aesop. Introduce young readers to these familiar volumes with Great Illustrated Classics. In this series, literary masterworks have been adapted for young scholars. Large, easy-to-read type and charming pen-and-ink drawings enhance the text. Students are sure to enjoy becoming acquainted with traditional literature through these well-loved classics.


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For generations, readers have enjoyed classic literature. They have delighted in the romance of Jane Austen, thrilled at the adventures of Jules Verne, and pondered the lessons of Aesop. Introduce young readers to these familiar volumes with Great Illustrated Classics. In this series, literary masterworks have been adapted for young scholars. Large, easy-to-read type and c For generations, readers have enjoyed classic literature. They have delighted in the romance of Jane Austen, thrilled at the adventures of Jules Verne, and pondered the lessons of Aesop. Introduce young readers to these familiar volumes with Great Illustrated Classics. In this series, literary masterworks have been adapted for young scholars. Large, easy-to-read type and charming pen-and-ink drawings enhance the text. Students are sure to enjoy becoming acquainted with traditional literature through these well-loved classics.

30 review for The Last of the Mohicans (Great Illustrated Classics)

  1. 5 out of 5

    John Roadman

    Good little book. Helping myself to get my goal lol.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Carmel

    Ugh. Save yourself the trouble and read something else. If it's plot you need--get it from Cliff's Notes. If it's a kid's story you need--read something else, anything else. If you've always wanted to read this book, then just read the damn book! I'm sure it is great. And there's always the movie. I appreciate that Cooper's novel should not have been condensed into a few pages with illustrations. This is likely one book that should have NEVER been condensed because--why? Is it for children? Ther Ugh. Save yourself the trouble and read something else. If it's plot you need--get it from Cliff's Notes. If it's a kid's story you need--read something else, anything else. If you've always wanted to read this book, then just read the damn book! I'm sure it is great. And there's always the movie. I appreciate that Cooper's novel should not have been condensed into a few pages with illustrations. This is likely one book that should have NEVER been condensed because--why? Is it for children? There's actually a picture of someone about to be scalped (yeah, I had to explain that to my son!). So if it's not a children's book, let's not abridge it with illustrations. The words here are clunky. The characters aren't developed fully so it is difficult to remember who is what and where and when. The major actions are relayed, but it is confusing and clumsy. I tried for a shortcut with this one but will likely end up having to read the original version by Cooper. As Albert Einstein is credited for saying, "If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?" I should've read Cooper's version first. Lesson learned!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Realini

    The Last of the Mohicans, based on the novel by James Fenimore Cooper 8.3 out of 10 The Last of the Mohicans combines elements of romance, adventure, thriller and drama with very rewarding results. Evidently, the presence of Daniel Day-Lewis, nominated for an astounding six Academy Awards and winner of three, together with Golden Globes, BAFTAs and an incredible 140 prizes won, brings the motion picture to a level where this story would not have been with another actor. He portrays Hawkeye aka Natha The Last of the Mohicans, based on the novel by James Fenimore Cooper 8.3 out of 10 The Last of the Mohicans combines elements of romance, adventure, thriller and drama with very rewarding results. Evidently, the presence of Daniel Day-Lewis, nominated for an astounding six Academy Awards and winner of three, together with Golden Globes, BAFTAs and an incredible 140 prizes won, brings the motion picture to a level where this story would not have been with another actor. He portrays Hawkeye aka Nathaniel Pope, the half-white adopted son of Chingachgook, who lives according to the traditions of the Last of the Mohicans, one of the American tribes that would be extinguished, as the title makes clear, by the arrival of the white man from Europe. The Mohicans live in peace…the film begins with a hunt in the once majestic forests, where the killing of an animal is celebrated, but also grieved, a touching ceremonial shows that Native Americans have had a special relationship with wild life, the animals they had to use as food where honored and thanked, which in an époque when Climate Change reveals how careless human beings have been – some still are, denying from the highest pulpits what they keep calling a hoax – is shocking to see as an example from people who knew centuries ago how to honor nature and live in harmony with it, unlike us, present generations. This motion picture is very interesting because it also depicts a more complex narrative, where there is no black and white canvas, albeit Hawkeye and to a large extent all his other tribesmen, is the Ultimate Superhero and Role Model, and in the camp of the white man, there are various degrees of immorality, while the Native Americans are also divided between brave, honest, wise, loyal, extraordinary men and some loathsome, bloodthirsty monsters like Magua and his acolytes. While the Mohicans side with the British – even if in their camp, there are vile characters and some complicated individuals who are courageous, determined but also repugnant and limited in so many ways – other tribes decide to fight with the French, while the American territory – as much as it was then known of it – was disputed between the two sides and their local allies. Magua is the paradigmatic villain tat kidnaps the daughters of the colonel in charge of the local unit of the British Army, Edmund Munro, called by his adversary White Hair, and Uncas, the half-brother of Hawkeye, and the Mohicans who are allies of the English, confronts him. However, even if they save the women and Major Duncan Heyward, together with some other soldiers, they still come against the stubbornness, stupidity and tragic blindness of the colonel. This one would not let the local militia depart from the fortifications he controls to defend the frontier and their families, in spite of the fact that the allied tribesmen point out that the next fight will be decided by larger forces, for when the French attack – it is just a question of when and not if – they would need support from larger units of British forces, from nearby and the presence of the men would not make any difference alongside the British. Furthermore, Colonel Edmund Munro first threatens to jail them and execute anyone who would help these loyal allies move from the fort to try and save their families and then imprisons and is bent on killing Hawkeye and his men, with Major Duncan Heyward playing a vicious role in the matter. The latter had asked Cora Munro, the elder daughter of the colonel, to marry him and lies about what he has seen in the devastated villages they have passed through and states that the attacks must have been committed for stealing purposes. As a result, Cora informs this major that the answer he had been waiting for is negative and she would not marry him, the most important role in this refusal being played by the fact that she has fallen in love with the valiant, strong, handsome, loyal and moral Hawkeye, who seems to be the exact opposite of the British suitor, who has helped to put him on death row. The British and French have a pact, but Magua and his men have another perspective, he had vowed to kill the daughters of White Hair, to extinguish his seed and wipe out his presence, his descendants of earth and then eats his heart. Part of that commitment is alas fulfilled, for this brute ambushes the retiring British forces in the forest, where one of his hatchet men would have killed Cora were it not for the glorious, magical ability that the Superhero of this film has to fight and kill his enemies and Magua kills the old colonel and…takes his heart out, showing it to a horrified audience. I mean, those looking at the scene in movie theaters, for his fellow tribesmen were busy committing other atrocities. Cora, her sister, Alice, Major Duncan Heyward and a few other white men are trying to escape with the vital help they have from Chingachgook, Uncas and Hawkeye, only to fall into the hands of their enemies again. Major Heyward redeems himself to some extent, when he is willing to sacrifice himself for the woman he loves, being tied to a stake to be burned, the fire is started and his suffering is excruciating, up to the point where the Ubermensch Hawkeye shoots from a distance to end his awful misery. The Last of the Mohicans is a mesmerizing work, even if not always, instructive in its retelling of part of the American History, that related to the beginning of a major conflict that would lead to the massacre of Mohicans and so many others.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Will

    I love the movie, but found the book hard to follow...but I finished it.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Bev

    I dusted off my bookshelf and came across some old classics. Havent read this since middle school and because we spend much of our time in Cooperstown and have visited the grave of James Fenimore Cooper, I felt that the time has come. It was good to be reintroduced to Natty Bumpo, Hawkeye and Chingachkook.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Laurie

    Mine was not the children's version. I just liked this picture. http://abookloverswalk.blogspot.com/2... Mine was not the children's version. I just liked this picture. http://abookloverswalk.blogspot.com/2...

  7. 4 out of 5

    Rasmussen C. 7

    “The Last of the Mohicans,” a book written by James Fenimore Cooper, is a breathtaking book about a group of people who are trying to run away from Indians. This all happens in New York at the time and first in the book a group is trying to safely escort these two ladies called the Monroe sisters who are the daughters of high commander. I can't say much else without spoiling it the book besides the daughters get kidnapped and then a lot of crazy stuff happens. I really liked this book a lot. Out “The Last of the Mohicans,” a book written by James Fenimore Cooper, is a breathtaking book about a group of people who are trying to run away from Indians. This all happens in New York at the time and first in the book a group is trying to safely escort these two ladies called the Monroe sisters who are the daughters of high commander. I can't say much else without spoiling it the book besides the daughters get kidnapped and then a lot of crazy stuff happens. I really liked this book a lot. Out of all of the great illustrated classics,that I read this was probably my second favorite book of the series. It had so much great action, and fighting in the whole book, and I would totally recommend it to anyone who was looking for a good book. There are a couple brutal parts, and sad parts though that I don't want to spoil, but I still didn’t like them. Other than that it was such a good book. I think that the theme of the book is that there is a lot of conflict in our world and there always will be because the whole book is about fighting and killing, and people hating each other and it's always been that way.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Lucie

    This is a very good book., I would give it to children starting from ten-to-eleven year old. The original book as Cooper wrote it has a lot of incorrect, racist remarks made by even the hero, but this book deletes such things, so children won't think that's acceptable. Although Hawkeye is supposed to be the hero, it is Cora Munro and Uncas that make the book for me! Cora is so courageous and Uncas is so protective of her! I did NOT like the film where they put Alice with Uncas and Cora with Hawk This is a very good book., I would give it to children starting from ten-to-eleven year old. The original book as Cooper wrote it has a lot of incorrect, racist remarks made by even the hero, but this book deletes such things, so children won't think that's acceptable. Although Hawkeye is supposed to be the hero, it is Cora Munro and Uncas that make the book for me! Cora is so courageous and Uncas is so protective of her! I did NOT like the film where they put Alice with Uncas and Cora with Hawkeye, that's NOT how James Cooper intended it! If you want the book as Cooper wrote it without very much in it changed, you should read this book.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Gina

    Infinitely better than the Illustrated Classics version of "Kidnapped". The story moved along well, with few confusing parts (as this is for kids, note there are pictures of a near-scalping, and mentions of murders of women and children). There are also some derogatory statements about Native Americans within, so please be aware of that, too. It's still worth a read! Infinitely better than the Illustrated Classics version of "Kidnapped". The story moved along well, with few confusing parts (as this is for kids, note there are pictures of a near-scalping, and mentions of murders of women and children). There are also some derogatory statements about Native Americans within, so please be aware of that, too. It's still worth a read!

  10. 4 out of 5

    Ben Murphy

    This book had 2 purposes. 1. It counts the exact same as reading War and Peace when it comes to my end of the year book tally. 2. I thought if I really enjoyed it, I could get the actual Last of the Mohicans and read it! I will not be getting the actual Last of the Mohicans

  11. 5 out of 5

    ♠ TABI⁷ ♠

    I read this over and over when I was little, and I don't really know what was so captivating about this to me. I read this over and over when I was little, and I don't really know what was so captivating about this to me.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Abigail

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I love this book I love history and anyone that loves history will fall in love with this book.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Sigfrido J. Rodas

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I think it is not the best book for children. Unless you are trying to show a transition of dead.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Munawar

    How i can read it ? Plz tell

  15. 4 out of 5

    Nichole Ostrander

    Can’t wait to watch the movie with my kids.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Janet

    One of my all-time favorite books of fiction.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Ter Caldwell

    It was boring idk Had to read it for my English class back in January

  18. 4 out of 5

    Bart Smith

    Read this version as a child. Loved the illustrations on every page.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Ravi Kumar Dandapani

    nice

  20. 5 out of 5

    Beckie McKeethan

    I read this because I was told by a relative that part of it was based on something that happened to ancestors of mine.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Greg Fletcher

    Still a classic!!!! Loved it.

  22. 4 out of 5

    David

    Review of the Last of the Mohicans This is not only an exciting adventure story, it has something to say about the human condition, and in that way it anticipates what is generally considered the greatest American novel: Moby Dick. However, The Last of the Mohicans precedes Moby Dick by about three decades. And what does it have to say? Foremost, that despite vast racial differences, human beings are inherently very similar. Or rather, human nature is the same, despite race, technology, culture a Review of the Last of the Mohicans This is not only an exciting adventure story, it has something to say about the human condition, and in that way it anticipates what is generally considered the greatest American novel: Moby Dick. However, The Last of the Mohicans precedes Moby Dick by about three decades. And what does it have to say? Foremost, that despite vast racial differences, human beings are inherently very similar. Or rather, human nature is the same, despite race, technology, culture and all other exterior accoutrements. Such human traits as the love of a parent for a child and the great efforts the former will go to ensure the wellbeing and safety of the latter is universal in human nature. Also, James Fennimore Cooper is way ahead of his time in the way he viewed Native Americans. In The Last of the Mohicans, he develops a contract between their primitive war-like nature and their love for family and tribe. Paradoxically, it is precisely this affection for family that often prompts violent acts as a defense against those who would perpetrate bloody deeds against kinsmen

  23. 4 out of 5

    Christopher Nilsson

    James Fenimore Cooper was ahead of his time as he saw how colonialism and European greed was destroying American Indian culture and wiping out entire tribes. Most people in his time were bullheaded and refused to sympathize with the American Indians. This was a book written before the term racism was even coined. I enjoy the adventure he takes us on into the world of the Indian tribe he calls the Mohicans. It's a good book. However, my biggest problem with it is that it's extremely difficult to u James Fenimore Cooper was ahead of his time as he saw how colonialism and European greed was destroying American Indian culture and wiping out entire tribes. Most people in his time were bullheaded and refused to sympathize with the American Indians. This was a book written before the term racism was even coined. I enjoy the adventure he takes us on into the world of the Indian tribe he calls the Mohicans. It's a good book. However, my biggest problem with it is that it's extremely difficult to understand. I realize it's an old book but if I took a quiz on all the obscure details in it I probably wouldn't do too well. I also felt the book was a bit boring and slow paced in places. Then again, modern audiences expect too much. I give it 4 out of 5 stars. A great book but perhaps a difficult read for most people.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Tom Cahalan

    It's a somewhat interesting book. At points the plot can be hard to follow since it is written in an older style of English. It's considered a classic but it's pretty much your typical run of the mill historical fiction novel. Some of the characters are also a bit boring as well. It's a good book overall though but It's mainly for people that want to read a story that takes place during the French Indian war more than anything else. It's a somewhat interesting book. At points the plot can be hard to follow since it is written in an older style of English. It's considered a classic but it's pretty much your typical run of the mill historical fiction novel. Some of the characters are also a bit boring as well. It's a good book overall though but It's mainly for people that want to read a story that takes place during the French Indian war more than anything else.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Kyle Hengesbach

    The book The Last of The Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper tells the story of a group of Indians who are the last of their tribe and a woodsman named Hawkeye who lives with them. The book tells us about how they find their selves in the middle of the French and Indian War and the struggles they face to survive. I enjoyed the book even though it isn't a true story but is a very good book. If you enjoy the book I would recommend watching the movie also. The book The Last of The Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper tells the story of a group of Indians who are the last of their tribe and a woodsman named Hawkeye who lives with them. The book tells us about how they find their selves in the middle of the French and Indian War and the struggles they face to survive. I enjoyed the book even though it isn't a true story but is a very good book. If you enjoy the book I would recommend watching the movie also.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Kathleen

    An odd and foreshortened version of The Last of the Mohicans, aimed at children. It's an... interesting choice. Actually there are a lot of interesting choices. I'm not sure I would give this to actual children, but I enjoyed it, to an extent. An odd and foreshortened version of The Last of the Mohicans, aimed at children. It's an... interesting choice. Actually there are a lot of interesting choices. I'm not sure I would give this to actual children, but I enjoyed it, to an extent.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Daniel

    This is about 8 people which are Major Heward,Uncas,Cora,Le Renard,Alice,Colonel Munro,and Chingachgook.I think it is a sad book because people die but also happy because it is adventurous and actionpacked it is around the seventeen hundreds.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Lucinda

    I don't know why no non adapted edition is available on Goodreads… Anyway, it's full of gripping adventures, the characters are likely and we symptahise for them, it's good storytelling, I wish I had read it as a kid. And I would have never imagined the ending would be so sad! I don't know why no non adapted edition is available on Goodreads… Anyway, it's full of gripping adventures, the characters are likely and we symptahise for them, it's good storytelling, I wish I had read it as a kid. And I would have never imagined the ending would be so sad!

  29. 4 out of 5

    Angela

    My son was sad about the ending and had a hard time keeping track of all of the characters. It was good to talk about the possible relationships and struggles between the Indians and those of other races that settled in America.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Cws

    JAR5-ICC

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