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The Adventures of David Simple: A Study in Contrasts

Fan-yu In

ISBN 10: 3639125061 / ISBN 13: 9783639125061
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Paperback. 96 pages. Dimensions: 8.7in. x 5.9in. x 0.2in.This book proposes to scrutinize and analyze the contrasts that abound in Sarah Fieldings novel, The Adventures of David Simple. Contrasts pervade the novel because they exist in the themes, between the paired protagonists, and between part one and part two. The hero, David Simple, is characterized by his extreme benevolence that rarely exists among us. He seems uncommon by prioritizing friendship over anything else. He is an extremist in point of godliness, innocence, spirituality, sentimentality, and benevolence. With like-minded friends, David sets up a utopian community that grows from four to eleven members, but at last only two female members survive. The annihilation of Davids secluded utopia brings about the enigma that good seems to go unrewarded. This book attempts to draw on feudalism and capitalism to explain the decline of Davids utopia by analyzing the patron-client relationship that evolves between David Simple and Mr. Orgueil. To sum up, the threshold of heavenly happiness is death. The prerequisite for an approach to that threshold of permanent happiness is benevolence, which avails to transcend sublunary happiness. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9783639125061

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Title: The Adventures of David Simple: A Study in ...

Publisher: VDM Verlag

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

Book Type: Paperback

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This book proposes to scrutinize and analyze the contrasts that abound in Sarah Fielding¿s novel, The Adventures of David Simple. Contrasts pervade the novel because they exist in the themes, between the paired protagonists, and between part one and part two. The hero, David Simple, is characterized by his extreme benevolence that rarely exists among us. He seems uncommon by prioritizing friendship over anything else. He is an extremist in point of godliness, innocence, spirituality, sentimentality, and benevolence. With like-minded friends, David sets up a utopian community that grows from four to eleven members, but at last only two female members survive. The annihilation of David¿s secluded utopia brings about the enigma that good seems to go unrewarded. This book attempts to draw on feudalism and capitalism to explain the decline of David¿s utopia by analyzing the patron-client relationship that evolves between David Simple and Mr. Orgueil. To sum up, the threshold of heavenly happiness is death. The prerequisite for an approach to that threshold of permanent happiness is benevolence, which avails to transcend sublunary happiness.

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Fan-yu In is a lecturer at Feng Chia University in Taichung, Taiwan, R.O.C. She specializes in English literature and currently pursues a PhD degree from National Changhua University of Education. Her current research interests include Renaissance study, eighteenth-century literature study, and literary criticism.

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