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Joseph Andrews; Volume 2 Of The Adventures Of Joseph Andrews And His Friend Mr. Abraham Adams; Henry Fielding
J.M. Dent, 1893
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‘Joseph Andrews’ was written by Henry Fielding (1707 - 1754). Fielding spent his early education at Eton, after which he befriended many leading British politicians and finished off his education in Europe, at the university of Leiden. Fielding is best known for his political and cultural satires, producing articles for Tory periodicals as well as larger works. He also worked as a magistrate and helped establish London’s first police force, The Bow Street Runners in 1749. This work contains an introduction to the text by George Sainsbury, as well as an additional note to the general introduction. It also encompasses an author biography, briefly detailing Fielding’s life and work. It is split into four main sections and twenty six individual chapters.From the Back Cover:
Joseph Andrews, first published in 1742, is in part a parody of Samuel Richardson's Pamela. But whereas Richardson's novel is marked by the virtues of female chastity and the triumph of steadfast morality, Fielding's Joseph Andrews is peopled with lascivious women, thieves, hypocrites, and general fools. As we follow the characters in their travels, what unfolds is a lively panoramic satire of mid-Georgian England.
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