I thought I would like to read the book that Hawkeye Pierce is named after. I thought this book was about Native Americans, Anglo-American Colonists and French Canadian Colonists. However, this is a Romance about two young women, who never belonged in the wilds of colonial America and their retirement age, military commander father. "Give me my children ," said Munro, hoarsely ; "trifle no longer with a father's agony, but restore me my babes." Is Fenimore Cooper a pen name for Jane Austen?
Despite the fruity nature of a novel which I believed would be filled with adventure, I am thankful for the influence of Last of the Mohicans on writers whose work I do enjoy. It is likely that Last of the Mohicans was an influence on the writing of Edgar Rice Burrows, Robert Howard and Lin Carter. I'm almost certain that George R. R. Martin was influenced by Cooper by following the pattern of killing their main characters at the end of the book.