Picture of James Fenimore Cooper, author of The Deerslayer; nineteenth century American Literature
Book Art by Jim Rosenau
Cooper, Twain, Twigs
On this day in 1841, James Fenimore Cooper's The Deerslayer was published. This covers the earliest phase of the Leatherstocking saga, wherein the twenty-three-year-old Natty Bumppo must pass his first tests in the wilderness, rise above the worst of paleface and redskin ethics, avoid being burned at the stake, return Chingachgook's beloved Wah-ta!-Wah to him, and tell Judith that his heart belongs to the forest.

 

FULL STORY RECENT STORIES AUTHOR INDEX
Today in Literature is a daily calendar of engaging stories about literary history. Our articles and our daily newsletter are available by Personal Subscription and by Site License.  
Subscribers get access to our Archive, and get the TinL Daily Newsletter — articles, quotations, anniversaries and more — delivered by e-mail each morning.
See another sample, and get a free trial.
THE TinL DAILY NEWSLETTER MAKES A GREAT GIFT
FOR ANY READER ON YOUR HOLIDAY LIST!
For more information on our Site License, go here.
More Customer Reviews
August 27, 2014
memebers Login
 
The TinL masthead features photography by Natasha D'Schommer , and the book art featured is by Jim Rosenau.
 
site by erich design
 
privacy policy »   site map »   »   FAQ’s   »   comments »