The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and of His Friend Mr. Abraham Adams

And, An Apology for the Life of Mrs. Shamela Andrews

Author: Henry Fielding,Douglas Brooks-Davies,Tom Keymer

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192833433

Category: Fiction

Page: 410

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'I beg as soon as you get Fielding's Joseph Andrews, I fear in Ridicule of your Pamela and of Virtue in the Notion of Don Quixote's Manner, you would send it to me by the very first Coach.' (George Cheyne in a letter to Samuel Richardson, February 1742) Both Joseph Andrews (1742) and Shamela (1741) were prompted by the success of Richardson's Pamela (1740), of which Shamela is a splendidly bawdy parody. But in Shamela Fielding also demonstrates his concern for the corruption of contemporary society, politics, religion, morality, and taste. Thesame themes - together with a presentation of love as charity, as friendship, and in its sexual taste - are present in Joseph Andrews, Fielding's first novel. It is a work of considerable literary sophistication and satirical verve, but its appeal lies also in its spirit of comic affirmation,epitomized in the celebrated character of Parson Adams. This revised and expanded edition follows the text of Joseph Andrews established by Martin C. Battestin for the definitive Wesleyan Edition of Fielding's works. The text of Shamela is based on the first edition, and two substantial appendices reprint the preliminary matter from Conyers Middleton'sLife of Cicero and the second edition of Richardson's Pamela (both closely parodied in Shamela). A new introduction by Thomas Keymer situates Fielding's works in their critical and historical contexts.

Joseph Andrews & Shamela

Author: Henry Fielding

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141920106

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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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.

Joseph Andrews and Shamela

Author: Henry Fielding

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781617207129

Category: Fiction

Page: 346

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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.

Joseph Andrews ; with Shamela ; and Related Writings

Authoritative Texts, Backgrounds and Sources, Criticism

Author: Henry Fielding

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780393955552

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 496

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This Norton Critical Edition reprints the authoritative Wesleyan text of Joseph Andrews, edited by Martin Battestin.

Joseph Andrews (Diversion Illustrated Classics)

Author: Henry Fielding

Publisher: Diversion Books

ISBN: 1682305856

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Featuring an appendix of discussion questions, the Diversion Classics edition is ideal for use in book groups and classrooms. What began as a parody of Samuel Richardson's Pamela became one of Henry Fielding's greatest works, and one of the earliest English novels. Joseph, at the age of ten, becomes the apprentice of a man named Thomas Booby. But as he grows into a handsome young man, he begins to catch the eyes of Lady Booby, Sir Thomas's wife, and her servant, Mrs. Slipslop. Shocked by their advances, chaste and innocent Joseph spurs their every attempt at seduction. Insulted by his continuous rejection, Lady Booby fires Joseph and turns him out into the streets. Freed from his lecherous employer, his sets off on a journey to visit his beloved Fanny Goodwill. On the way, his old tutor, the pious Parson Adams, becomes his travel companion. The road to Fanny is paved with adventure, and poor Joseph can't seem to shake his various suitors. All he wants to do is live a quiet life devoted to his love, but will he be stopped at every turn?

Henry Fielding’s 'Joseph Andrews' in terms of parody

Author: Lena Wandschneider

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638838072

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 31

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Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,7, University of Hamburg (Institut für Amerikanistik und Anglistik), course: Classics re-written? Pamela and Jane Eyre, 14 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: This paper deals with the analysis of Henry Fielding’s ‘Joseph Andrews’ (published in 1972) in relation to Samuel Richardson’s ‘Pamela’ (published in 1740). It has been claimed that Fielding wrote his novel as a response to ‘Pamela’, according to several allusions included in his novel ‘Joseph Andrews’. To describe the relationship between these two texts, the notion of transtextuality, coined by the French literary scholar Gérard Genette, will be used. Here the focus will lie on the so called hypertextuality, which describes the ‘overlapping’ of two different texts. The aim of this paper is to analyse ‘Joseph Andrews’ in terms of parody, which is one of the possible hypertextual operations that occur in literature. In order to do so, the notion of parody will be defined, mostly by opposing and comparing two recent accounts of the term. With the help of the knowledge of hypertextuality and parody, Fielding’s novel will be examined in detail. The main purpose is to find out whether Fielding parodied ‘Pamela’ or not. Therefore structural and functional criteria of ‘Joseph Andrews’ will be taken into account. The first two chapters will provide the fundamental knowledge that is necessary for the analysis of the novel in the end. The important literary terms and their definitions will be introduced. Afterwards Henry Fielding’s ‘Joseph Andrews’ will be analysed.

The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and His Friend, Mr. Abraham Abrams

Author: Henry Fielding

Publisher: MobileReference

ISBN: 1607785714

Category: Fiction

Page: 440

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Joseph Andrews, or The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and of his Friend Mr. Abraham Adams, was the first published full-length novel of the English author and magistrate Henry Fielding, and indeed among the first novels in the English language. Published in 1742 and defined by Fielding as a 'comic romance', 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. — Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Henry Fielding

Author: Jenny Uglow

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0746307608

Category:

Page: 96

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This study offers a fresh introduction to the achievement of Henry Fielding (1707-1754) as dramatist, journalist and novelist. In his day Fielding was always a centre of controversy, attacked as 'immoral', yet praised for his 'realistic' portrayal of contemporary society and his attack on hypocrisy and exploitation. Jenny Uglow sets Fielding in the light of recent critical debates and places him in the context of his age; identifying central ideas on judgement, mercy and benevolence, tracing the development of his craft and clarifying his ideas on comedy and the role of the novel, particularly his rivalry with Samuel Richardson. Readings of key works - Tom Jones, Shamela, Joseph Andrews, Jonathan Wild and Amelia - are enriched by studies of his drama and of lesser known works such as A Journey from this World to the Next, and by reference to Fielding's essays, journalism, politics and work as a pioneering magistrate in London. Fielding emerges as a writer of startling originality, constantly adaptin

Henry Fielding

Author: Simon Varey

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521262446

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 153

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This concise and lucid study provides an ideal introduction to the major work of Henry Fielding for all students. Fielding's stature as a great comic novelist is assured, but as Professor Varey illustrates, he was a remarkably versatile writer. In his day Fielding was one of England's leading dramatists and also pursued a career in law. He founded, edited, and contributed essays for four different periodicals, and wrote a political-satirical novel Jonathan Wild, in addition to a work of powerful social protest Amelia and his two outstanding contributions to the development of English prose fiction: Tom Jones and Joseph Andrews. Professor Varey clarifies and explains this varied body of writing, concentrating on Fielding's technique of combining opposites or apparently ill-matched elements - of language, character, narrative made, and even philosophical thought.

Joseph Andrews, Henry Fielding

Notes

Author: Bruce Alvin King

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 72

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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.

Honest Sins

Georgian Libertinism and the Plays and Novels of Henry Fielding

Author: Tiffany Potter

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773518032

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 203

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The good-natured Georgian libertinism that emerged maintained the subversive social, religious, sexual, and philosophical tenets of the old libertinism, but misogynist brutality was replaced by freedom and autonomy for the individual, whether male or female.

Die Farbe der Träume

Roman

Author: Rose Tremain

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 345877470X

Category: Fiction

Page: 459

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Ein Neuanfang soll es werden, als Harriet mit ihrem Mann Joseph im 19. Jahrhundert von England nach Neuseeland auswandert. Aber die erhoffte Liebe bleibt aus, genauso wie der Wohlstand, den sie sich erträumten. Als Joseph dem Goldfieber verfällt, bricht er Hals über Kopf auf und läßt seine Frau allein zurück. Doch Harriet gibt nicht auf und nimmt ihr Schicksal selbst in die Hand. Voller Abenteuerlust und Freiheitsdrang reist sie ihrem eigenen Traum entgegen ...

Justice Henry Fielding's Influence on Law and Literature

Author: Claudine L. Maria-Julia Boros

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1453562990

Category: History

Page: 156

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This book presents and analyzes Magistrate (Justice of the Peace) Henry Fielding's impact on law and literature through his pamphlets, periodicals and novels, in the context of laws, legal affairs, legal administration, and the social-economic political and legal environment present in 18th century England. I demonstrate and argue that among novels of all time the most extensive and diversified coverage of laws, Justices of Peace, lawyers, crimes, and the socio-economic environment, particularly rural 18th century England. Of all the noteworthy 18th century novelists or fiction writers, Justice Henry Fielding is the only one who was also a jurist. This book is also focused on demonstrating how extensively Fielding was consumed throughout his life and the area of law, from his early age to his death, but with a far broader spectrum, education, and experience than anyone except perhaps Lord High Chancellor Hardwicke and Sir William Blackstone. Justice Henry Fielding traveled a long and diversified path in the legal arena to reach the level of expertise, which he deployed in providing his public with Tom Jones, Amelia, and Joseph Andrews as well as his journals and political pamphlets.

The Cambridge Companion to Henry Fielding

Author: Claude Rawson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139827685

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

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Now best known for three great novels - Tom Jones, Joseph Andrews and Amelia - Henry Fielding (1707–54) was one of the most controversial figures of his time. Prominent first as a playwright, then as a novelist and political journalist, and finally as a justice of peace, Fielding made a substantial contribution to eighteenth-century culture, and was hugely influential in the development of the novel as a form, both in Britain and more widely in Europe. This collection of specially-commissioned essays by leading scholars describes and analyses the many facets of Fielding's work in theatre, fiction, journalism and politics. In addition it assesses his unique contribution to the rise of the novel as the dominant literary form, the development of the law, and the political and literary culture of eighteenth-century Britain. Including a chronology and guide to further reading, this volume offers a comprehensive account of Fielding's life and work.

CliffsNotes on Fielding's Joseph Andrews

Author: Michael B. Mavor

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544182359

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 36

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Ordinarily a moralist writer, in this novel Fielding creates a comedy of romance, by superimposing the positive act of the imagination on the raw material of the real world. It is ultimately both instructive and entertaining. Here Fielding parodies his own previous novels in this story of a young man resisting the many attempts to seduce him.

Joseph Andrews

a satire of modern times

Author: Simon Varey

Publisher: Twayne Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 124

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