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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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Book Description Signet Classics, 1995. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0451520300
Book Description Signet Classics, 1961. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Henry Fielding was born in 1707 at Sharpham Park, near Glastonbury. He was educated privately at first and then at Eton. In 1725 he attempted to abduct an heiress and was bound over to keep the peace. He then went to London, where in 1728 he published a satirical poem, The Masquerade , and a comedy, Love in Several Masques . From 1728 to 1729 he was a student of literature at Leyden University, returning to London in the autumn of the latter year. Between then and 1737 he wrote some twenty-five dramatic pieces, including comedies, adaptations of Molire, farces, ballad operas, burlesques and a series of topical satires, such as Pasquin and The Historical Register , which lampooned Sir Robert Walpole and his government. It was partly because of this last play that Walpole introduced the Stage Licensing Act in 1737, which effectively ended Fielding's career as a dramatist. After this he embarked on a career in the law and was called to the Bar in 1740, but had little success as a barrister. In 1734 he married Charlotte Cradock, the model for Sophie Western and also for the heroine of his last novel, Amelia (1751). Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0451520300
Book Description Signet Classics, 1961. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110451520300