1757: The fate of North America is in the hands of the French, the British and the Native Americans. Each party weaves their warlike paths in this tapestry of adventure. Meet Hawkeye, Uncas and Chingatchgook – each a stealthy iron-browed warrior of the mystifying forest. Discover the unscrupulous and sinister Magua, banished and determined to become the leader of his people. Originally published in 1826, The Last of the Mohicans is the second historical novel in the Leatherstocking Tales pentalogy, and is best known to contemporary audiences. Since its publication, it has remained one of the most popular novels in English, and is widely read in American Literature courses today.