It has been said that Precaution, James Fenimore Cooper's first novel, was written as the result of a wager Cooper made with his wife. A novel of English society, manners, and morals, Precaution imitates the works of Jane Austen and its intriguing style sets it apart from Cooper's subsequent fiction.
Arranged marriage -- England -- Fiction.
FICTION / General.
Marriage customs and rites -- England -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Mate selection -- Fiction.
Parent and child -- England -- Fiction.