Henry Fielding

The Critical Heritage

Author: Thomas Lockwood,Ronald Paulson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136171312

Category: Reference

Page: 480

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First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Author: Henry Fielding

Publisher: neobooks

ISBN: 3742708562

Category: Fiction

Page: 66

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Der hier vorgelegte Text ist die erste Übersetzung aus dem Englischen in eine Fremdsprache, die jemals von Henry Fieldings Kurzroman „An Apology for the Life of Mrs. Shamela Andrews“, kurz „Shamela“ genannt, angefertigt wurde. Das Buch erschien im April 1741 als eine satirische Attacke auf Samuel Richardsons Briefroman „Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded“, der seit seiner ersten Veröffentlichung im November 1740 in England eine Furore machte, wie sie in der Literaturgeschiche wohl einmalig ist, und auch auf dem Festland hohe Wellen schlug.

Miscellanies by Henry Fielding, Esq

Volume Two

Author: Henry Fielding

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 9780819552549

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 442

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Contains the fantasy, A Journey from This World to the Next, and two plays: the farce Eurydice, and The Wedding Day, a revision of an early intrigue comedy.

Die Geschichte Des Tom Jones, Eines Findlings

Author: Henry Fielding

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3864037492


Page: 810

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Henry Fielding (1707-1754) war ein beruhmter englischer Romanautor, Satiriker, Dramatiker, Journalist und Jurist. Reproduktion des Originals aus 1749."

Mannheimer Schaubühne

¬Der Ehemann nach der Mode : Ein Lustspiel ; aufgeführt auf dem königlichen Theater von Drury Lane zu London 1731

Author: Henry Fielding

Publisher: N.A



Page: 173

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Tom Jones

Author: Henry Fielding

Publisher: Collector's Library

ISBN: 9781905716081

Category: England

Page: 924

View: 5605

This is a humorous, scandalous and picaresque tale of a young lad, reared by a magnanimous benefactor who becomes entangled in the life of an amorous 'Lady'. Tom Jones really loves Sophia but finds it hard to gain the happiness he desires.

Joseph Andrews & Shamela

Author: Henry Fielding

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141920106

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 6900

SHAMELA is a brilliant parody of Samuel Richardson's PAMELA, in which a virtuous servant girl long resists her master's advances and is eventually 'rewarded' with marriage. Fielding's far more spirited and sexually honest heroine, by contrast, merely uses coyness and mock modesty as techniques to catch a rich husband. JOSEPH ANDREWS, Fielding's first full-length novel, can also be seen as a response to Richardson, as the lascivious Lady Booby sets out to seduce her comically chaste servant Joseph, (himself in love with the much-put-upon Fanny Goodwill). As in Tom Jones, Fielding takes a huge cast of characters out on the road and exposes them to many colourful and often hilarious adventures.

Epic Into Novel

Henry Fielding, Scriblerian Satire, and the Consumption of Classical Literature

Author: Henry Power

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198723873

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 232

View: 4425

Epic into Novel looks at Henry Fielding's adaptation of classical epic in the context of what he called the 'Trade of . . . authoring'. Fielding was always keen to stress that his novels were modelled on classical literature. Equally, he was fascinated by--and wrote at length about--the fact that they were objects to be consumed. He recognised that he wrote in an age when an author had to consider himself 'as one who keeps a public Ordinary, at which all persons are welcome for their Money.' In describing his work, he alludes both to Homeric epic and to contemporary cookery books. This tension in Fielding's work has gone unexplored, a tension between his commitment to a classical tradition and his immersion in a print culture in which books were consumable commodities. This interest in the place of the ancients in a world of consumerism was inherited from the previous generation of satirists. The 'Scriblerians'--among them Jonathan Swift, John Gay, and Alexander Pope--repeatedly suggest in their work that classical values are at odds with modern tastes and appetites. Fielding, who had idolised these writers as a young man, developed many of their satiric routines in his own writing. But Fielding broke from the Swift, Gay, and Pope in creating a version of epic designed to appeal to modern consumers. Henry Power provides new readings of works by Swift, Gay, and Pope, and of Fielding's major novels. He examines Fielding's engagement with various Scriblerian themes--primarily the consumption of literature, but also the professionalisation of scholarship, and the status of the author--and shows ultimately that Fielding broke with the Scriblerians in acknowledging and celebrating the influence of the marketplace on his work.

Henry Fielding - Plays, Volume II, 1731 - 1734

Author: Henry Fielding

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199257904

Category: History

Page: 865

View: 5884

This is the second of three volumes of plays by Henry Fielding, whose vibrant early career in theatre has been overshadowed by his later fame as the author of novels like Tom Jones. The edition makes his plays, and his rich gift for theatrical comedy, accessible for the first time in modern form.

Henry Fielding (1707-1754)

Novelist, Playwright, Journalist, Magistrate : a Double Anniversary Tribute

Author: Claude Julien Rawson

Publisher: Associated University Presse

ISBN: 9780874139310

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 337

View: 3591

"This book throws important light on the fiction, drama, and society of eighteenth-century England, as reflected in the career of one of its greatest writers, Henry Fielding (1707-1754). It explores the range of Henry Fielding's career as one of the early masters of the English novel, the leading English playwright of his day, and an influential political journalist, magistrate, and social thinker."--BOOK JACKET.

Henry Fielding: A Memoir Including Newly Discovered Letters and Records with Illustrations from Contemporary Prints

Author: Gertrude M. Godden

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465525947

Category: Authors, English

Page: 325

View: 5094

New material alone could justify any attempt to supplement the Fielding of Mr Austin Dobson. Such material has now come to light, and together with reliable facts collected by previous biographers, forms the subject matter of the present volume. As these pages are concerned with Fielding the man, and not only with Fielding the most original if not the greatest of English novelists, literary criticism has been avoided; but all incidents, disclosed by hitherto unpublished documents, or found hidden in the columns of contemporary newspapers, which add to our knowledge of Fielding's personality, have been given. The new material includes records of Fielding's childhood; documents concerning his estate in Dorsetshire; the date and place, hitherto undiscovered, of that central event in his life, the death of his beloved wife, whose memorial was to be the imperishable figure of "Sophia Western"; letters, now first published, adding to our knowledge of his energies in social and legislative reform, and of the circumstances of his life; many extracts from the columns of the daily press of the period; notices, hitherto overlooked, from his contemporaries; and details from the unexplored archives of the Middlesex Records concerning his strenuous work as a London magistrate. The few letters by Fielding already known to exist have been doubled in number; and a reason for the extraordinary rarity of these letters has been found in the unfortunate destruction, many years ago, of much of his correspondence. The charm of the one intimate letter that we possess from the pen of the 'Father of the English Novel,' that written to his brother John, during the voyage to Lisbon, enhances regret at the loss of these letters. Among the contemporary prints now first reproduced that entitled the Conjurors is of special interest, as being the only sketch of Fielding, drawn during his lifetime, known to exist. Rough as it is, the characteristic figure of the man, as described by his contemporaries and drawn from memory in Hogarth's familiar plate, is perfectly apparent. The same characteristics may be distinguished in a small figure of the novelist introduced into the still earlier political cartoon, entitled the Funeral of Faction. Such in brief are the reasons for the existence of this volume. It remains to express my warmest acknowledgment of Mr Austin Dobson's unfailing counsel and assistance. My thanks are also due to Mr Ernest Fielding for permission to reproduce the miniature which appears as the frontispiece; to Mr Aubrey Court, of the House of Lords; to Mr E. S. W. Hart, for his help throughout the necessary researches among the Middlesex Records; to Mrs Deane of Gillingham; and to Mr Frederick Shum of Bath. And I am indebted to Mr Sidney Colvin, Keeper of the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum, in regard to almost every one of the thirty-two rare prints and cartoons now reproduced.

The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling

Author: Henry Fielding

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 9780819560483

Category: Fiction

Page: 990

View: 3494

The romantic adventures of a reckless yet personable young man are chronicled in what is considered to be the forerunner of the modern novel

Joseph Andrews

Author: Henry Fielding

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486110826

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 2955

First English realistic novel depicts misadventures of Joseph and his old tutor, Parson Adams, and their travels — along the way exposing, through their own innocence and honesty, the hypocrisy and affectation of others.


Author: Henry Fielding

Publisher: Wesleyan Edition of the Works

ISBN: 019812435X

Category: History

Page: 346

View: 6242

A scholarly edition of works by Henry Fielding. The edition presents an authoritative text, together with an introduction, commentary notes, and scholarly apparatus.