Joseph Andrews and Shamela (Riverside Editions)
ISBN 10: 0395051509 / 0-395-05150-9
ISBN 13: 9780395051504
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
Publication Date: 1960
It is the story of a good-natured footman's adventures on the road home from London with his friend and mentor, the absent-minded parson Abraham Adams. The novel represents the coming together of the two competing aesthetics of eighteenth-century literature: the mock-heroic and neoclassical approach of Augustans such as Alexander Pope and Jonathan Swift; and the popular, domestic prose fiction of novelists such as Daniel Defoe and Samuel Richardson.
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