Precaution (novel)


Precaution (novel)

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author = James Fenimore Cooper
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country = United States
language = English
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genre = Novel
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release_date = 1820
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media_type = Print (Hardback & Paperback)
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"Precaution" (1820) is the first novel written by American author James Fenimore Cooper. It was written in imitation of Jane Austen's work and did not meet with contemporary success. [cite web | title=James Fenimore Cooper biog. | last= | first= | work=Books and Writers | url=http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/jfcooper.htm | date=2003 | accessdate=2007-11-29 ] Cooper went on to have great success with works such as "The Pathfinder" (1841) and "The Deerslayer" (1840). The American reading public responded most to "The Last of the Mohicans" (1826).

Background

It is thought that the novel was written after a challenge made by his wife. His biographer Warren Walker records it this way:

:"... In the customary practice of the day he was reading aloud to his wife one evening from a current English novel, but found the story dull. Throwing it aside, he declared, "I could write a better book than that myself." And Susan's challenge to make good his boast resulted in his writing Precaution (1820). . ." [cite book | title=James Fennimore Cooper: An Introduction and Interpretation | last=Walker | first=Warren | publisher=Barnes and Nobel | location=New York | edition=2nd ed. | date=1963 | id= ] [cite web | title=quoted in James Fenimore Cooper biog. | last= | first= | work=Books and Writers | url=http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/jfcooper.htm | date=2003 | accessdate=2007-11-29 ]

References

ources

*cite book | title=James Fennimore Cooper: Literature & Life Story | last=Long | first=Robert Emmet | publisher=Continuum: A Fredrick Ungar Book | location= | edition= | date=1990 | id=ISBN 0826404316
*cite book | title=James Fennimore Cooper | last=Spiller | first=Robert E. | publisher=North Central Publishing Company | location=Minnesota | edition= | date=1936 | id=
*cite book | title=James Fennimore Cooper: An Introduction and Interpretation | last=Walker | first=Warren | publisher=Barnes and Nobel | location=New York | edition=2nd ed. | date=1963 | id=

External links

*gutenberg|no=10365|name=Precaution


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