As part of the series of "Leatherstocking" tales, this story chronicles the career of Natty Bumppo - hunter, scout, pathfinder and trapper, and aims to reflect the aspirations and disappointments of America's expansionist movement. Cooper (1879-1851) is also author of "The Last of the Mohicans".
The final novel in Cooper's epic, The Prairie depicts Natty Bumppo at the end of his life, still displaying his indomitable strength and dignity. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.