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The Last of the Mohicans

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This is the total number of incidents in this 472 page book.

Author: James Fenimore Cooper
Key Words: Classic

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Book Description:

The wild rush of action in this classic frontier adventure story has made The Last of the Mohicans the most popular of James Fenimore Cooper’s Leatherstocking Tales. Deep in the forests of upper New York State, the brave woodsman Hawkeye (Natty Bumppo) and his loyal Mohican friends Chingachgook and Uncas become embroiled in the bloody battles of the French and Indian War. The abduction of the beautiful Munro sisters by hostile savages, the treachery of the renegade brave Magua, the ambush of innocent settlers, and the thrilling events that lead to the final tragic confrontation between rival war parties create an unforgettable, spine-tingling picture of life on the frontier. And as the idyllic wilderness gives way to the forces of civilization, the novel presents a moving portrayal of a vanishing race and the end of its way of life in the great American forests.


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Mild Obscenities & Substitutions - 1 Incident

All his host go to the devil

Scatological Terms - 21 Incidents

bl**dy (as in lots of blood)

Religious Profanities - 9 Incidents

By the Lord, For God's sake, Praised be God, Faith, Lord

Violence - 4 Incidents

There are many battle scenes and attacks throughout the book. Not excessively detailed.

“He dashed the head of the infant against a rock, and cast its quivering remains to her very feet.”

Indians drink freely of blood just spilled.

A man is judged and killed.

Illustrations - 2 Incidents

Several illustrations show Indians in traditional loincloth with no shirt

An old Indian woman is topless - shows her breasts

Sexual Content

Lust - 5 Incidents

A man’s eye lingers on a girl.

“Heyward, suffering his unconscious eye to wander to the youthful form of the silent Alice.”

“His eyes fell wistfully on the beautiful form of Alice.”

An Indian suggests marriage to a girl in exchange for her sister’s freedom. He looks at her lustfully.

A man looks lustfully at a girl.

Making Out/Sex - 1 Incident

Rape is alluded to.

Miscellaneous - 10 Incidents

The words “bosom” and “breast” are used throughout the entire book, typically meaning “heart” or “chest” - non-sexual.

An Indian “his body, which was nearly naked.”

Mentions “sucking babes”

Indians performing menacing gestures before two women. Gestures not specified.

The word “sex” is used to mean “gender” - used throughout the book.

“Her bosom cannot nurse the children of a Huron.”

An Indian is naked.

“Frenchers … like to get back, and have a dance, or a merry-making, with the women over their success.”

“A gaunt, naked form was seen.”

“The naked, tawny bodies of the crouching urchins.”

Conversation Topics - 9 Incidents

“I apprehend that he is rather addicted to profane song. The chances of a soldier’s life are but little fitted for the encouragement of more sober inclinations.”

Throughout the book, Indians make reference to the Great Spirit, with exclamations of worship, brief recitations of mythology, references to incantations, evil spirits and superstitions, etc.

Mentions strong drink a few times throughout the book.

A discussion on theology: predestination.

Several people smoke a pipe.

A brief theological discussion.

The word “cocks” is used to mean rooster.

Mentions tattooes.

A statement is made that whites and Indians share the same God, just call him by a different name.

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