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- Full Title: The Last of the Mohicans
- When Written: 1825
- Where Written: New York City
- When Published: 1826
- Literary Period: The first wave of domestic American literary production
- Genre: historical novel; frontier novel
- Setting: The forests of upstate New York, near Lake George, 1757
- Climax: Magua murders Uncas and is killed by Hawkeye
- Antagonist: Magua
- Point of View: Third-person omniscient
Film version. Many who have not read The Last of the Mohicans are nevertheless acquainted with the 1992 film version, directed by Michael Mann and starring Daniel Day-Lewis as Hawkeye. The film, which is not a faithful adaptation of the novel, was praised by critics and audiences upon its release.