Re: The Leather-Stocking Tales/Hurons

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Posted by Jo on July 31, 2000 at 17:57:50:

In Reply to: The Leather-Stocking Tales/Hurons posted by Zapata on July 31, 2000 at 14:00:44:

: I finally got around to reading the Leather-Stocking Tales, of which LOTM is one. However, my understanding is that Cooper did not write them sequentially. LOTM is the last of the five romances, and I am currently reading The Deerslayer which I believe is supposed to be their first in the series. However, I am not sure about the order in which the books in the middle (The Pathfinder, The Pioneers, The Prairie) should be read or if they HAVE to be read in a particular order. Can anyone provide information as to the actuall order of the books as they are supposed to be read.

: Also, in reading Deerslayer, I've come across a number of Cooper's references to Hurons AND Iroquois which he seems to be using interchangeably. Is this correct? Again, if anyone can shed some light on this matter, I would greatly appreciate it.

: Zapata


Gayle is our expert in this type of question; but until she unglues herself from a book; according to MY "Leather-Stocking" tale "The Deerslayer" (which did well, Kate not to end up in the camp fire let alone flung against a tree....)

the chronology:(as in this book:)

the Deerslayer
the Pathfinder
The Last of the Mohicans
The Pioneers
The Paririe.

I can be very wrong about this as I am NO Cooper scholar. Gayle did a great paper about Cooper and books:(and this isn't her only one):
I'll try to link it but I've had little luck on this; but I'll see if I pass "LINKING CLASS 101"...

Zapata, take heart. Gayle I am sure will be on board soon to correct me and lead you to the right way.

Ok, guys (Chris, Kate, Collin???, and of course Dana, ready for the Pathfinder?????)


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