#70 on the RC Book list is The Pathfinder by James Fenimore Cooper.
While James Fenimore Cooper’s 1840 novel "The Pathfinder" is the fourth installment in "The Leatherstocking Tales" series, the action takes place third chronologically. Set amongst the wilderness of the Great Lakes region of the United States during the French and Indian War, "The Pathfinder" is a classic tale of early American frontiersman Natty Bumpo in which he finds himself rather uncharacteristically falling in love, a romance which pits him against his fundamental mission in life. "The Pathfinder" is a classic tale of early American life, which Cooper himself considered one of his best.
THE COMPLETE LEATHERSTOCKING TALES features the five novels of James Fenimore Cooper's beloved Leatherstocking series, which follow the adventures of Natty Bumppo. Set largely on the frontier of New York during the 18th century, Bumppo, who is known as "Leatherstocking" to the European settlers and "Deerslayer" or "Hawkeye" to the Native Americans, is an Anglo-American raised in part by Delaware Indians. Together with his brother and companion Chingachgook, they roam the frontier through a variety of harrowing adventures.
• The Deerslayer
• The Last of the Mohicans
• The Pathfinder
• The Pioneers
• The Prairie
James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851) was a highly prolific and popular American writer of the first part of the 19th century. Born in New Jersey, Cooper lived most of his life in Cooperstown, a community founded by and named after his father, in a newly-settled region of New York. James Fenimore Cooper became a sailor at the age of 17, voyaging to Europe and witnessing British impressment of American sailors. He later joined the U.S. Navy and served in the War of 1812. After leaving the Navy, Cooper began writing in 1820, eventually publishing more than 30 novels, as well as short stories, drama, and non-fiction during the next three decades.
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