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Cover of: Precaution | James Fenimore Cooper
About the Book

The entire focus of this novel rests on the determined though sometimes woefully mistaken efforts of three British families--the Moseleys, the Jarvises, and the Chattertons--to arrange suitable marriages for their respective sons and daughters. The bulk of the early-nineteenth-century action is therefore played out through dinners, social calls, visits to summer resorts, and development of various designs employed toward the end of matrimony. The "precaution" displayed by Mrs. Wilson in guiding her niece Emily Moseley through the treacherous shoals toward a sound Christian marriage furnishes the novel's title and indicates the author's moral and ethical position.

Times

45 editions First published in 1800

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September 28, 2007, Dodo Press
Precaution (Dodo Press)
Paperback in English
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October 7, 2006, BiblioBazaar
Precaution (Large Print Edition)
Paperback in English
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October 1, 2006, ReadHowYouWant.com
Precaution [EasyRead Comfort Edition]
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April 30, 2006, IndyPublish.com
Precaution
Hardcover in English
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October 1, 2006, ReadHowYouWant.com
Precaution (Large Print)
Paperback in English
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October 1, 2006, ReadHowYouWant.com
Precaution [EasyRead Large Edition]
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October 7, 2006, BiblioBazaar
Precaution
Paperback in English
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November 3, 2006, Hard Press
Precaution
Paperback in English
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October 1, 2006, ReadHowYouWant.com
Precaution [EasyRead Edition]
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April 30, 2006, IndyPublish.com
Precaution
Paperback in English
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2004, Fictionwise, Inc.
Precaution
E-book in English
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June 30, 2004, Kessinger Publishing
Precaution
Paperback in English
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June 30, 2004, Kessinger Publishing
Precaution
Paperback in English
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June 30, 2004, Kessinger Publishing
Precaution
Paperback in English
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December 2002, Fredonia Books (NL)
Precaution
Paperback in English
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January 1990, Reprint Services Corp
Precaution
Hardcover in English
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1976, AMS
Precaution
in English
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1976, AMS Press
Precaution
in English
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1968, Scholarly Press
Precaution
in English
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June 1940, Scholarly Press
Precaution
Hardcover in English
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June 1920, Ams Pr Inc
Precaution
in English
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1900, Putnam
Precaution
in English - Mohawk ed
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1899, G. Routledge
Precaution
in English - [Leather-stocking ed.]
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1896, Putnam
Precaution.
in English - Mohawk Edition.
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1896, Putnam
Precaution
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1893, G.P. Putnam's Sons, the Knickerbocker Press
Precaution
in English - Leather-stocking ed.
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1889, Routledge, Dutton
Precaution
in English
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1870, Hurd and Houghton
Precaution
in English - New ed.
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1863, J.G. Gregory
Precaution
in English
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1857, Stringer and Townsend
Precaution.
- New ed.
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1852, Stringer and Townsend
Precaution
in English - New ed.
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1839, Lea & Blanchard
Precaution
Microform in English - A new ed. rev. by the author ..
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1839, R. Bentley, Bell and Bradfute
Precaution
- A new ed., rev. by the author. --
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1838, Richard Bentley
Precaution
in English - New ed / revised by the author.
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1821, Henry Colburn and Co.
Precaution
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January 1820, Reprint Services Corp
Precaution
Library Binding
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1820, A. T. Goodrich & Co.
Precaution
in English
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1820, A.T. Goodrich
Precaution
Microform in English
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1820, A.T. Goodrich
Precaution
Microform in English
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1820, A.T. Goodrich
Precaution
Microform in English
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1800, D. Appleton
Precaution
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1800, Belford, Clarke
Precaution
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Publish date unknown, Co-operative Publication Society
Precaution.
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Publish date unknown, Routledge
Precaution.
in English
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Publish date unknown, G.P. Putnam's & Sons
Precaution.
in English

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