The Deerslayer was Cooper

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The Deerslayer  was Cooper's favorite of the five romances he shaped around the figure of Natty  Bumppo, perhaps because the tale is the last of the "Leatherstocking Tales" and his final, attentive  effort to create an American hero. Critics usually have been kind to  The Deerslayer  since its  publication in 1841. It is true that  The Last of the Mohicans  always has been the most popular of the  "Leatherstocking Tales" because it is at heart a boy's book. Although Cooper's ideas are already in  evidence in  The Last of the Mohicans  and the tale is justifiably acclaimed as a dynamic, suspenseful  story,  The Deerslayer  offers a structurally more sound and logical plot. There is a strong use of the  three unities in  The Deerslayer , as all the action, concentrated in a few days around Natty Bumppo's  "first warpath," takes place in the vicinity of Otsego Lake. Cooperstown and Otsego Lake are, of course, associated closely with James Fenimore Cooper; and 
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This note was uploaded on 12/09/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at University of Houston.

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