The Prairie

The Prairie The Prairie A Tale is a novel by James Feni Cooper the rd novel written by him featuring Natty Bumppo His fictitious frontier hero Bumppo is never called by his name but is instead referred to

  • Title: The Prairie
  • Author: James Fenimore Cooper James Paul Elliott
  • ISBN: 9780873953634
  • Page: 136
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Prairie A Tale 1827 is a novel by James Feni Cooper, the 3rd novel written by him featuring Natty Bumppo His fictitious frontier hero Bumppo is never called by his name, but is instead referred to as the trapper or the old man Chronologically The Prairie is the 5th final installment of the Leatherstocking Tales, tho it was published before The PathfiThe Prairie A Tale 1827 is a novel by James Feni Cooper, the 3rd novel written by him featuring Natty Bumppo His fictitious frontier hero Bumppo is never called by his name, but is instead referred to as the trapper or the old man Chronologically The Prairie is the 5th final installment of the Leatherstocking Tales, tho it was published before The Pathfinder 1841 The Deerslayer 1842 It depicts Natty in the final year of his life still proving helpful to people in distress on the American frontier The book frequently references characters events from the two books previously published in the Leatherstocking Tales as well as the two which Cooper wouldn t write for than ten years Continuity with The Last of the Mohicans is indicated by the appearance of the grandson of Duncan Alice Heyward the noble Pawnee chief Hard Heart, whose name is English for the French nickname for the Delaware, le Coeur dur.

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    1. James Fenimore Cooper James Paul Elliott

      James Feni Cooper was a popular and prolific American writer He is best known for his historical novel The Last of the Mohicans, one of the Leatherstocking Tales stories, and he also wrote political fiction, maritime fiction, travelogues, and essays on the American politics of the time His daughter Susan Feni Cooper was also a writer.Series The Leatherstocking Tales The Littlepage Manuscripts Afloat and Ashore Homeward Bound

    151 thoughts on “The Prairie”

    1. Analyze the shit outta any of these classics & you're bound to discover the golden nugget that someone somewhere once found and classified as such. Not the case with this, the last of the Leatherstocking tales. It's not for modern readers. At all.Campfire philosophy is perhaps the least interesting aspect of this tale (the opposite case of, say, the superlative "Lonesome Dove") which is about 200 years old… & by setting all players on leveled, even ground (Shakespeare’s plays are oft [...]


    2. I have now read the entire Leatherstocking Tales and regret to say that I rank The Prairie next to last on the good book scale for that series. ( The Pathfinder scored lowest for me, but I will give it another chance and read it again because I really didn’t pay much attention to it the first time. ) My disappointment with The Prairie lay in the plot itself, not the message. Cooper unabashedly criticized western expansion at a time when the nation believed it had a divine right to displace the [...]


    3. The only other one of the Leatherstocking Tales that I have read is Last of the Mohicans, which is much more famous than The Prairie, but to my mind not nearly as good. I found the old Natty Bumppo to be a more believable and interesting character than his younger self. He is the same wise man with a deep knowledge of nature and life on the frontier, but here we see him with his faculties weakened by age and deeply aware of his own mortality. As an older man he is less willing to fight both beca [...]


    4. I take it Fenimore was not so familiar with this landscape as his descriptions of the prairie, to me, didn't convince. Natty, now a very old man, is the fittest 80/90 year old man in existence. Still, it was a good story and for me quite emotional at the end as our hero has become "my friend" over all the five books of the leather-stocking series. Very corny in places and sometimes predictable but I shall miss reading about his adventures. I have really enjoyed this series of books, at times the [...]


    5. Останній роман серії. Вже дуже старий Натаніель Бампо допомагає поселенцям у складних ситуаціях


    6. This is one of those books that I thought would make me a more sophisticated reader, tackling something that my English teachers probably fawned over while the rest of the class rolled their eyes and couldn't wait for the bell. I've read classics that I've enjoyed, but this is not one of them. Did people seriously ever talk like this in the United States of America?The story is at least twice as long as it needs to be, and I'll be honestUnless I wanted to re-read every sentence five times in ord [...]


    7. I actually might have rated this a 3.75 if you could give quarter stars.I didn't think this book was as bad as some of the others in this Leather Stocking Series. Usually Natty goes off on tangents about Faith, Race and other things, but I found him somewhat subdued in this book. He does go off on how he's an old man, a Chritian and not so educated but again, it's quite mild in comparison to some of the other books.I found it interesting and exciting here and there too. So almost 4 starts just n [...]


    8. Pēc sarakstīšanas gada šī ir trešā no piecām grāmatām par Netiju Bumpo, pazīstamu arī kā Takuzini, Vanagaci, Ādzeķi un droši vien vēl kaut kā. Sižetiski šis ir noslēgums viņa dēkām, kas beidzas ar sirmā klejotāja nāvi jau ļoti cienījamā vecumā, un ar šo darbu arī es beidzot esmu sēriju pabeigusi.Godīgi sakot, šis, manuprāt, ir vājākais ķēdes posms, kas noteikti nepatiks spraigu sižetu alkstošajiem, bet arī citādi neizceļas (kā piemēram, "Pionieri", [...]


    9. The first book I read by Cooper and I certainly took things out of order. It took a while for me to get into Cooper's stride. But the book is deep and rich, though parts are haunting. I must read some of his other books. I consider his work some that any "well read" person should have purused!


    10. Of all the Leatherstocking Tales, I found this one particularly compelling. The protagonist is no longer young and vigorous; he is in the final years of his life, yet his intrepid spirit and level head remain in play.


    11. This is the third in the five-volume series known as The Leatherstocking Tales. Here we catch up with Natty Bumppo (known here simply as 'the trapper') 10 years after the close of The Pioneers, as the end of his life approaches. He's left behind civilization of any kind, and seems to just want to be left alone, to live out his final days in peace and harmony. Not so fast, though, Bumppo! Along comes the family if Ishmael Bush, among whose troubles the trapper quickly gets entangled. From rescuin [...]


    12. This read took me a while because I had to constantly go back and reread many paragraphs over to fully understand what was occurring. The content was written in a very flowery and archaic form of prose, which was at times difficult, for me, to comprehend the complete picture. Nevertheless, I enjoyed the plot and the characters though completely predictable. If written in a more modern style at least half the book would have been unneeded. I am a western and historical romantic at heart and so en [...]


    13. কাহিনীর শুরু হয় ইসমাইল বুশকে দিয়ে। যে কিনা প্রেইরীতে থাকার জন্য একটা জায়গার খোজ করছে। আপাত দৃষ্টিতে তার উদ্দেশ্য শুভ লাগলেও কিছুটা গোলমাল আছে ভিতরে। তাদের ওয়াগনের ভিতরে কোন একজনকে লুকিয়ে [...]


    14. I consider this to be the least interesting of all of The Leatherstocking Tales. The charm of the previous books was lacking in this one: the setting of the woods, and the personality of Natty Bumppo. I feel that Natty's character was underdeveloped in this book, and none of the other characters interested me enough to hold my attention. It was hard to read about Natty's end, I've grown so attached to him, but I think it was a good end.I will not read this book again, but otherwise I thoroughly [...]


    15. I always kind of put off reading these books (as I work my way through the ginormous collection I have in one huge heavy volume). I don't even know why. Because once I start I am absolutely captivated and can't wait to get back to it. This one is rather bittersweet because the hero is old and weary of endlessly fleeing the encroach of civilization and the destruction of the forests he loved so, but it is a rollicking good adventure tale and everyone - Indians, settlers, squatters etc. - are port [...]


    16. Un tuffo nel passato, rileggendo questo libro della mia fanciullezza!!!Il voto non è alto perché questa edizione della Prateria è fatta per ragazzi, quindi la traduzione ha tagliato molte parti descrittive e non strettamente necessarie al racconto dei fatti, ed anche il linguaggio è molto semplicistico (dopo aver letto il libro ho confrontato la traduzione con quella di Ira Rubini in una copia digitale in mio possesso (il numero delle pagine di quest'ultima, in effetti, è poco meno del dopp [...]


    17. Read years ago in college. I really like to character of Natty Bumppo, but Cooper’s writing is so ploddingly descriptive and pedantic that paper cutting myself to death would be a more enjoyable experience than reading page after page of description of minuscule objects. Mark Twain was a harsh critic of Cooper’s penchant for over indulging in descriptive details. It like death by description.


    18. Not really my genre, but a good dose of American literature once in a while is healthy. I decided to read this instead of Last of the Mohicans because I knew that film so well''twas a bit unsettling to learn how much of the film was complete fabrication. And yet, I like the film better than the real story, alas.


    19. I loved this entire series. The story was interesting, the characters believable, the morals important, in particular that of people in general and their particular natures. Natty Buumpo is a wonderful character; his end brings the stirring of emotions that only a good book can provide.


    20. Also posted on Eva Lucias blogThe Prairie is the fifth story in the Leatherstocking Tales but can be read individually. It focuses on the Native Americans and presents many sensuous descriptions of the landscape and the different conflicts which take place during the novel’s plot.Furthermore, it shows the difference of British literature and American literature at this time (1820s-1840s). Whereas the British literary tradition had existed longer, the American literary scene was not as establis [...]


    21. I promised myself I would read all the Leatherstocking tales. Arghh!THE PIONEERS was quite good and I got excited and got the other four books about Natty Bumppo. They were deadly. Yes, I know they are 'classics.' James Fenimore Cooper is supposed to be one of our national literary lights. I have read many other 'old' authors, both American and European, those writers who have 'stood the test of time' and whose works have endured. For the life of me, I have no idea why Cooper is part of this gro [...]


    22. This is the last of the Leatherstocking Tales (which I have read in the order of the character's life story as opposed to the order of their publication) and it may be my favorite.In this yarn, we come across Natty Bumppo as an aged trapper (87 years old), wandering the great prairies of the Midwest. He falls in with a bunch of settlers who are headed West, but amongst whom there are some dramas already taking place, including kidnapping, betrothal issues and more. Add in a tribe of malicious, m [...]


    23. The Pioneers is a novel of ideas, but The Prairie is closer to the roots of the American Western in its romantic form. I prefer the earlier book but there is a lot to like here too, some of it perhaps outside the author's intentions. Certainly Cooper had no notion how condescending his view of his Noble Savages would appear to a reader almost two centuries later, though to his credit, most of Cooper's characters, red-skinned or palefaced, are multi-dimensional. Even the novel's antagonists, Ishm [...]


    24. This book is simply awful. It was written in the 1820's about the far west of which the author knew nothing. Of course he was writing for an audience that also knew nothing of the far west.The book starts with the characters camped on the west bank of the Missouri River and the next day they reach the Rocky Mountains pulling their wagon by hand. The quality of the prose is childish and the story line is absurd. This book came out shortly after "The Last of the Mohicans" which I read as a child 6 [...]


    25. People must have been desparate for entertainment in 1827 when this was published. Yup by the fire, no TV, no radio, no movies, just James Fenimore Cooper and his Leatherstocking Tales. I really had my doubts as to whether I was going to get through this book.The language he uses is so off-putting. It's as though he needs to show how educated he is by using 50-cent words when 10-cent words will do just fine. The first half of the book was really painful to get through. About the middle of the bo [...]


    26. This 1830 novel reads reasonably well today, and in fact, is quite contemporary in its reflection on how civilization is changing the landscape (and not for the better), and how the settlers disrespected and mistreated the original native inhabitants.I kept stopping myself and asking: "When was this written, because the language and issues are so pertinent". The use of the word "parachute" really surprised me because I thought of it as a modern word, in relation to airplanes and flying. I wasn't [...]


    27. В очередной книге Купера об индейцах прерия становится новой декорацией для происходящих событий. Не так важно, о чём будет сюжет, поскольку он мало отличается от аналогичных ему других произведений автора. Вновь читателя ждут высокопарные слова, романтически настроенны [...]


    28. Story is ok, but it's really boring. Even when something happens, it's written in a way that most modern readers are going to find completely uninteresting.


    29. If one can read books promiscuously, as I was reassured in graduate school that one could, I read all five of the books in this series like a complete whore, giving myself entirely over to the story - loved all five. A word of caution, however: They were written in a different order than the chronology of the narrative. Imagine my disappointment at the Deerslayer's death at the end of the third book out of five. The order that the author produced them:The PioneersLast of the MohicansThe PrairieT [...]


    30. This is not JFC's most scintillating novel. But it's an important glimpse of life on the Great Plains at the end of Natty Bumpo's life. A melancholy, downbeat coda to the energetic stories of the French & Indian War, almost a lifetime before the events of The Pioneers. The hero has lost everything --even his name it seems-- except his rifle, his dog, and his wits. He's on the plains because there is no more solitude in the forest. Most of the characters he meets, Native American and white, a [...]


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