Deerslayer

Version: Unabridged
Author: James Fenimore Cooper
Narrator: Peter Berkrot
Genres: Classics
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Published In: March 2011
# of Units: 18 CDs
Length: 16 hours, 39 minutes
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Overview

Natty Bumppo , one of the greatest heroes in American literature, is the rugged frontiersman of James Fenimore Cooper's Leatherstocking Tales, a series of five novels that includes The Last of the Mohicans and The Deerslayer. Although it was the final volume to be written, The Deerslayer is the first in the chronology of Natty Bumppo's life, depicting the character as a young man testing himself in the wilderness and against enemies for the first time.

Set in the 1740s just after the start of the French and Indian wars, the novel opens as Natty Bumppo-known as Deerslayer-and his friend Hurry Harry travel to Tom Hutter's house in upstate New York. Hurry plans to marry Tom's beautiful daughter Judith, while Deerslayer has come to help his close friend Chingachgook save his bride-to-be, Wah-ta-Wah, from the Huron Indians. When war breaks out and Hurry and Tom are captured by Indians, Deerslayer must go on his first warpath to rescue them.

One of the earliest novels to be considered truly 'American,' The Deerslayer is a masterpiece of suspense, adventure, and romance.

Reviews (1)

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Written by Jacqueline H. on February 18th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Fantastic book! Sometimes I could not tell who was speaking due to the lack of adequate change in voice.

Author Details

Author Details

Cooper, James Fenimore

James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851) was an American novelist whose works include The Last of the Mohicans, The Prairie, The Pathfinder, and The Deerslayer, collectively known as The Leatherstocking Tales.