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Cover of: The prairie | James Fenimore Cooper
About the Book

Deep in the heart of the newly acquired Louisiana Purchase, five hundred miles beyond the Mississippi River, a group of travelers in the year 1805 pushes yet farther westward over the prairie. Called "squatters" and equipped with covered wagons, livestock, farming implements, and household furnishings, they give every appearance of being ordinary settlers except for the fact they have bypassed the fertile river bottoms for the less productive Great Plains. This group is comprised of the rough, semiliterate Ishmael and Esther Bush, now in their fifties; their numerous children, including seven grown sons; Esther's brother, Abiram White; Ellen Wade, a niece, whose bearing bespeaks a more refined background; and Dr. Obed Bat, an eccentric naturalist. In search of a camping place for the night, they are suddenly confronted by a colossal figure who momentarily fills them with superstitious awe. It is Natty Bumppo, whose form, greatly magnified by an optical illusion, is outlined against the setting sun on the horizon. Once a hunter and scout but now reduced in his old age to trapping, Natty is almost as startled as the newcomers by the encounter. It has been months since the octogenarIan has seen white people so far beyond the settlements. He leads the Bush party to a campsite which will provide for their basic needs: water, fuel, and fodder for the animals.

93 editions First published in 1800

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The Prairie
September 1, 2007, Wildside Press
Hardcover in English
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The Prairie
September 1, 2007, Wildside Press
Paperback in English
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The Prairie
November 8, 2007, Book Jungle
Paperback in English
Cover of: The Prairie (Large Print Edition)
The Prairie (Large Print Edition)
August 29, 2007, BiblioBazaar
Paperback in English
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The Prairie
August 29, 2007, BiblioBazaar
Paperback in English
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The Prairie
October 15, 2007, Cosimo Classics
Paperback in English
Cover of: The Prairie (Dodo Press)
The Prairie (Dodo Press)
September 28, 2007, Dodo Press
Paperback in English
Cover of: The Prairie [EasyRead Large Edition]
The Prairie [EasyRead Large Edition]
October 1, 2006, ReadHowYouWant.com
Paperback in English
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The Prairie
October 2006, North Books
Hardcover in English
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The Prairie
October 2006, North Books
Hardcover in English - Largeprint edition
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The Prairie
November 3, 2006, Hard Press
Paperback in English
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The Prairie
January 30, 2006, IndyPublish.com
Paperback in English
Cover of: The Prairie [EasyRead Comfort Edition]
The Prairie [EasyRead Comfort Edition]
October 1, 2006, ReadHowYouWant.com
Paperback in English
Cover of: The Prairie (Large Print)
The Prairie (Large Print)
October 1, 2006, ReadHowYouWant.com
Paperback in English
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The Prairie
February 28, 2005, IndyPublish.com
Hardcover in English
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The Prairie
June 30, 2004, Kessinger Publishing
Paperback in English
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The Prairie
June 30, 2004, Kessinger Publishing
Paperback in English
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The Prairie
2004, Fictionwise, Inc.
E-book in English
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The Prairie
November 2003, IndyPublish.com
Hardcover in English
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The Prairie
November 2003, IndyPublish.com
Paperback in English
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The Prairie
February 24, 2000, Oxford University Press, USA
in English
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The Prairie
July 25, 2000, Adamant Media Corporation
Paperback in English
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The Prairie
December 1995, Blackstone Audiobooks
Audio cassette in English
Cover of: The Prairie (Oxford World's Classics)
The Prairie (Oxford World's Classics)
November 19, 1992, Oxford University Press, USA
in English
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The Prairie
January 1990, Reprint Services Corporation
Library binding in English
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The prairie
1987, Penguin
in English
Cover of: Prerii︠a︡
Prerii︠a︡: roman
1986, Izd-vo T︠s︡k Lksmu Molodʹ
in Russian
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The Prairie: A Tale (Cooper, James Fenimore, Works.)
March 1985, State University of New York Press
Paperback in English
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The Prairie: A Tale (Cooper, James Fenimore, Works.)
March 1985, State Univ of New York Pr
Hardcover in English
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The Prairie
January 1985, Airmont Pub Co
Paperback in English
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The prairie: a tale
1985, State University of New York Press
in English
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The prairie: a tale
1980, New American Library, New English Library
in English - [New ed.]
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The prairie: a tale
1980, New American Library
in English
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The Prairie
July 1, 1970, Signet Classics
Paperback
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The Prairie
July 1, 1970, Signet Classics
Paperback
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The Prairie
1969
in English
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The prairie
1968, Easton Press
in English
Cover of: La prairie
La prairie
1964, Éditions Rencontre
in French
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The Prairie
May 1, 1964, Signet Classics
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The Prairie (Signet Classics)
May 1, 1964, Signet Classics
Paperback
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The Prairie (Signet Classics)
May 1, 1964, Signet Classics
Paperback in English
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The Prairie (Signet Classics)
May 1, 1964, Signet Classics
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The Prairie (Signet Classics)
May 1, 1964, Signet Classics
Paperback
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The Prairie
May 1, 1964, Signet Classics
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The Prairie
May 1, 1964, Signet Classics
Paperback
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The Prairie
May 1, 1964, Signet Classics
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The Prairie.
1963, Doubleday
in English
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The prairie
1954, Dodd, Mead, and Co.
in English
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The prairie: a tale
1954, Dodd, Mead
in English
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The prairie
1954, Dodd.Mead
in English
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The prairie.
1954, Dodd, Mead
in English
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The prairie
1954, Dodd, Mead
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The prairie: a tale
1950, Rinehart
in English
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The Prairie
January 1, 1950, Rinehart Company Inc
Paperback
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The Prairie: a Tale
1950, Rinehard & Co Inc
Paperback
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The Prairie: a Tale
1950, Rinehard & Co Inc
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The prairie: a tale
1950, Holt, Rinehart andWinston
in English
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The prairie
1940, Limited Editions Club
in English
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The prairie: with an introduction by Harry Hansen and illustrations by John Steuart Curry.
1940, Printed for the members of the Limited editions club
in English
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The prairie
1940, Limited Editions Club
in English
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The prairie
1929, J.M. Dent & sons, ltd., E.P. Dutton & co., inc.
in English
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The prairie
1912, G. P. Putnam's sons
in English
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The prairie: a tale
1900, Rand, McNally & company
in English
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The prairie
1900, Current Literature Pub. Co.
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The prairie: a tale
1898, Houghton, Mifflin and Company
in English
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The prairie: a tale
1896, Crowell
in English
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The prairie
1893, G.P. Putnam's Sons, the Knickerbocker Press
in English - Leather-stocking ed.
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The prairie: a tale
1890, Burt
in English
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The prairie: a tale
1889, W.L. Allison
in English
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The prairie: a tale.
1884, Routledge
in English
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The prairie
1883, G. Routledge
in English
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The prairie: a tale
1880, J.W. Lovell
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The prairie: a tale
1876, Houghton
in English
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The prairie: a tale
1859, W.A. Townsend
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The prairie: a tale
1856, Stringer and Townsend
- New ed.
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The prairie: a tale
1854, Stringer & Townsend
in English
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Die Steppe: eine Erzählung
1839, J.D. Sauerländer
- Neue Ausg.
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The prairie: a tale
1836, R. Bentley
Microform in English - Rev., corr., and illus. with a new introduction, notes, etc. / by the author
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The prairie: a tale
1833, Carey, Lea & Carey
Microform in English
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The prairie: a tale
1832, H. Colburn and R. Bentley, Bell and Bradfute
- Rev., corr., and illustrated with a new introd., notes, etc. by the author. --
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The prairie: a tale ...
1832, H. Colburn and R. Bentley, [etc. etc.]
in English - Rev., cor., and illus. with a new introduction, notes, etc. by the author.
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The prairie: a tale
1827, Henry Colburn
Microform in English
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The prairie: a tale
1827, Henry Colburn
in English
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The prairie.
1827, Carey, Lea, & Carey
in English
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The prairie: a tale
1827, Carey, Lea & Carey
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The prairie: a tale
1827, Hector Bossange
in English
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[The prairie].
1800, Printed by Richard Edward King
in English
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The Prairie.
Publish date unknown, Ward Lock
in English
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The prairie: a tale
Publish date unknown, Routledge
in English

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