The Pathfinder

James Fenimore Cooper Thomas Berger John Stauffer

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The Pathfinder

The Pathfinder By James Fenimore Cooper Thomas Berger John Stauffer The Pathfinder The third novel in James Fenni Cooper s Leatherstocking Tales starring the heroic Natty Bumppo Vigorous self reliant amazingly resourceful and moral Natty Bumppo is the prototype of the Western h

  • Title: The Pathfinder
  • Author: James Fenimore Cooper Thomas Berger John Stauffer
  • ISBN: 9780451530196
  • Page: 402
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Pathfinder By James Fenimore Cooper Thomas Berger John Stauffer The third novel in James Fenni Cooper s Leatherstocking Tales, starring the heroic Natty Bumppo Vigorous, self reliant, amazingly resourceful, and moral, Natty Bumppo is the prototype of the Western hero A faultless arbiter of wilderness justice, he hates middle class hypocrisy But he finds his love divided between the woman he has pledged to protect on a treacheroThe third novel in James Fenni Cooper s Leatherstocking Tales, starring the heroic Natty Bumppo Vigorous, self reliant, amazingly resourceful, and moral, Natty Bumppo is the prototype of the Western hero A faultless arbiter of wilderness justice, he hates middle class hypocrisy But he finds his love divided between the woman he has pledged to protect on a treacherous journey and the untouched forest that sustains him in his beliefs A fast paced narrative full of adventure and majestic descriptions of early frontier life, Indian raiders, and defenseless outposts, The Pathfinder set the standard for epic action literature With an Introduction by John StaufferAnd an Afterword by Thomas Berger
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    1. Aaron Cance on said:

      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 PrairieThe Pat [...]

    2. James (JD) Dittes on said:

      What I liked most about The Pathfinder was the amazing setting the rivers of western New York, the Thousand Islands at the eastern end of Lake Ontario Cooper s characters ride over waterfalls on bark canoes, battle enemy Iroquois among the rapids of the Oswego River, and fight to the death on one of the hidden islands.There is love Hawkeye, known here as Pathfinder proposes marriage There is treachery And there is plenty of adventure.Setting aside, The Pathfinder follows closely to the plot arc [...]

    3. Ellen on said:

      The following review contains spoilers if you haven t read The Prairie or if you don t read the introductions of the Penguin Classics editions.If you re reading the Leatherstocking Tales in chronological order of the story, you may or may not know that Natty kicks the bucket at the end of the series If you re reading the series in chronological order of the publication dates, then you are already aware of this fact before you read The Pathfinder Since Cooper decided to kill off his hero in the t [...]

    4. Greg on said:

      Chronologically the third novel in the life of the Leatherstocking Tales hero, the Pathfinder follows an epic frontier adventure across the great lakes region, specifically Lake Ontario The Pathfinder is presented as the perfect archetype of the frontier American His character is described in remarkable terms Ever the same, simpleminded, faithful, utterly without fear, and yet prudent, foremost in all warrantable enterprises, or what the opinion of the day considered as such, and never engaged i [...]

    5. Michael Walker on said:

      This is, chronologically, the third in a 5 book Leatherstocking Tales series by Cooper on the adventures of the the fictional frontiersman Nattie Bumppo, aka the Pathfinder, the Deerslayer, or Hawkeye The novels are set in the pre Revolutionary American western frontier, and are classic examples of the popular romantic adventure books of the early to mid 19th century A love interest dominates this story of the famous scout s work with the British military and their skirmishes with the French and [...]

    6. Cynthia on said:

      I bought this ginormous volume of all 5 Leatherstocking tales at, I think, Barnes Noble, on such a good sale that it seemed worth it to investigate these well known novels I have been working my way through it and enjoying it immensely The stories are packed with excitement and beauty, long in depth philosophical conversations and thrilling adventures The beauty and wild nature of these areas long ago, before they were developed and the American continent was covered with thick old growth forest [...]

    7. Amber on said:

      This is a book best read in chunks at least 50 pages at a time The beauty of the scenery and the relationships between the characters is best understood and appreciated that way Seeing our admirable hero, Nattie Bumpo,, mooning over a young woman challenged my view of him, though by the end it became clear that he did the right thing in what he ultimately did It was almost a melancholy story of this singular man, at home in the woods and revered around the country, having reached mid age is look [...]

    8. Rian MacLoughlin on said:

      This is a very well written tale, in the style of the old classics It tends to get wordy, as the Pathfinder philosophizes about life, until you want to say, Man, get your head down before you get shot Anyone but the Pathfinder would be shot by then, but he survives and goes on his way, discoursing merrily to the world There are many humorous moments, and than a few poignant and touching ones It comes to a good conclusion, given the conditions the author set for himself to work through namely a [...]

    9. Erik on said:

      One dimensional characters in a boring action story with a completely predictable romance There are some decent action scenes but they re buried under pages and pages of repetitive, overwritten prose.

    10. klagan on said:

      After reading the first three installments of this series, I find this book to be the most thorough examination of Natty s person and beliefs.

    11. Daniel Brown on said:

      Great stories in this book I ve now read two of the Leatherstocking books out of order and it doesn t matter I really like them.

    12. Ollie on said:

      A lone knight, heavily armed, covered with armor, travels through the hot, arid desert, to reach the Dead Sea, equally without life, on horseback, he looks at the empty surface, the small waves, a peculiar odor that omits from it, the strange color, unlike any other lake, the salt contents so thick, that a person floats to the top, without effort, underneath the Bible says, the wicked cities destroyed by God, lie, hundreds of feet below, at the never seen bottom Sir Kenneth of Scotland, as he ca [...]

    13. Gale on said:

      Seeking Purity of Heart in the Forest Primeval Published in 1840 albeit not in the natural order of the protagonist s literary life story THE PATHFINDER is set in the relatively unspoiled wilderness both forest and lake between the borders of New France and New England during the bitterly brutal French and Indian War We find the European forces pitted against each other, with both sides endeavoring to use manipulate various Native American tribes Add to this toxic mix the rugged individuals of C [...]

    14. Kate on said:

      This was a read to reminisce a long ago time Sometimes it is good to reread those things that touched our youth as often our nature has been influenced by those thing that we had little awareness of This classic did not disappoint When I was young 10 13 living often in areas where there was no TV and the radio went of the air at 9 30 at night it was a practice in our family that us older children sat at our father s feet and he read to us, He selected reading that interested himself and if it wa [...]

    15. Scott Donaldson on said:

      A tale of Intrigue and noble feeling.I had liked Daniel Day Lewis in last of the Mohicans This tale is set afterward and while the protagonist is of the same character, the situation is different I had chosen it because it was in the same vein and by the same author The characters, especially the hero and his comrades, are to be admired and typical of a ideal view of human nature Fans of adventures will like it as well as those of a slightly romantic view For myself, the only drawback is that [...]

    16. Lukerik on said:

      A nice edition, with few typos and excellent critical apparatus You don t, strictly speaking, need the notes unless you must know the meaning of every nautical term , but you ll come to appreciate them for providing welcome breaks in the text of what must surely be one of the worst novels ever written and I say this as someone who has read the Lensman series.Much of the problem stems from Cooper s inability to shut up Take this from chapter III page 36 in this edition The paragraph beginning The [...]

    17. J. Trott on said:

      So as I read this book I realized how much the hero effected my consciousness I think of the woodsman Natty Bumpo everytime I handle a gun, and his legendary shooting Everytime I step into a canoe, his mighty canoe springing strokes return to my mind This is romance with an idealized American for a hero The Pathfinder is at once tolerant of all cultures, remarking when his Mohican friend scalps a fallen foe that each culture has its gifts and while he, a white man, would never go in for scalping [...]

    18. Robin on said:

      What to say I mean other than UGH So I read the first 2 books in this series the Leather Stocking series After the first The Deerslayer, I didn t have much hope but dutifully with the promise I made to myself of reading all my mother s books in her library read The Last of the Mohicans I had much hope.I liked it and wasn t much bothered by Cooper s repetitive and I do mean RE PETITIVE arguments and deep thinking hangups Now I have to sayI m not sure I can keep the promise I made, I mean this bo [...]

    19. Bill Wallace on said:

      Natty in love The last of the Leatherstocking books for me and I m sorry to see them end Far than just classics, these five novels embody and predict so much later pop culture that I m rendered inarticulate Each of the books can be characterized in a genre and this one is most certainly a romance, though the values in it are as strange and yet familiar as those in the other four books Mabel Dunham is the epitome of the Cooper heroine, chaste, perky, honest, all to a degree worthy of our hero, t [...]

    20. Megan on said:

      Why do I love Cooper so much Why do I love Hawkeye, Natty Bumppo, The Pathfinder, The Deerslayer I can t explain it, but he is near and dear to my heart I ve only read, so far, two of the books out of the Leatherstocking Tales, and those out of order But it doesn t matter The Last of the Mohicans is my favorite thus far, but that doesn t mean I don t love Pathfinder Cooper s writing is beautiful and descriptive He is wordy, but I love it You can just see every scene in detail The setting was lov [...]

    21. Shari on said:

      There was interest in this offering of Cooper s than I found in THE DEERSLAYER, or unfortunately, THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS Like THE PIONEERS, this novel gives action, develops character evenly and justly, and does not constantly fall into cumbersome dialogue, although there is still too much of that, full preachy and overbearing and verbose.Perhaps I should be forgiving of the temper of the times in which these books of Cooper were written but his wordiness that goes nowhere is maddening Whi [...]

    22. Matt on said:

      Abject racism aside, this a fun, action packed by 19th century standards read The Pathfinder is the American action hero prototype amazingly skilled at everything he does, an innate sense of right and wrong, smart without any fancy book learning There s treachery and deceit, romance, scalping, boat adventures, even a shooting skills contest The Indians here are pure evil, savage and ruthless except for the good ones They re basically orcs When The Coop wants to be he is an amazing writer, there [...]

    23. William Durkee on said:

      I loved it I come from upstate New York, though I haven t lived there in over 20 years I have camped and canoed in the the Adirondacks many times, just an hour East of Oswego I felt like I was transported back to that green cathedral in this book, and could easily see eye to eye with the Pathfinders reverence of nature My home town had a Tuscarora Indian reservation in it, and it is interesting that the foe, Arrowhead, is of that tribe, and also that the Tuscarora were thought to be extraordinar [...]

    24. Elizabeth19 on said:

      The book has its strong points They are adventures, complications of plot, some deep thoughts about human nature, happiness, dreams, love etc.But I can t say that I ve enjoyed reading completely.The characters are flat, the narrator s position is too na ve the British and the delavars are honest and noble, and the French and the mingues are unscrupulous and cunning The naivety of the Pathfinder is also funny he finds out and prevents enemys slyness, but he can t notice that two people are in lov [...]

    25. Jim Quinnan on said:

      A very nice adventure tale set in a part of the world and history that I do not read a lot about.The 18th century language takes some getting used to And the characters seem a bit stilted Pathfinder always does the right thing Morality for him is never a question only to strive for what is best.Mabel similarly is always good But she has a better sensitivity to the feelings of others than Pathfinder.Cap, the quartermaster, and others are similarly one dimensional.But Cooper dives into the questio [...]

    26. Sarah C on said:

      I liked this story filled with adventure and romance Got very confused with the geography of the lake as it didn t seem to follow with a modern map of the lake and their travels, but artistic licence I suppose or maybe I just found the old English difficult to follow in places Natty becoming human and loveable but I m sure if I met somebody like him in real life they would drive me to insanity Predictable in places but the writer managed to reduce me to tears On to book four as I must see what [...]

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