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.

Works of Henry Fielding

Author: Henry Fielding

Publisher: MobileReference

ISBN: 1607785730

Category: Drama

Page: 3178

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This collection was designed for optimal navigation on Sony Reader and other electronic devices. It is indexed alphabetically, chronologically and by category, making it easier to access individual books. This collection offers lower price, the convenience of a one-time download, and it reduces the clutter in your digital library. All books included in this collection feature a hyperlinked table of contents and footnotes. The collection is complimented by an author biography. Table of Contents: Amelia 1751 The Author's Farce play, 1730 The Covent Garden Tragedy play, 1732 An Essay on Conversation Familiar Letter History of Tom Jones, a foundling 1749 The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and his Friend, Mr. Abraham Abrams, Volume 1 novel, 1742 The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and his Friend, Mr. Abraham Abrams, Volume 2 novel, 1742 A Journey from this World to the Next 1749 Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon 1753 The Life of the Late Mr Jonathan Wild the Great novel, 1743 Pasquin play, 1736 Tragedy of Tragedies; Or, the Life and Death ofTom Thumb the Great play, 1731 True Patriot Appendix Henry Fielding Biography About and Navigation

Selected Letters of Vernon Lee, 1856 - 1935

Volume I, 1865-1884

Author: Amanda Gagel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134976801

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 658

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Vernon Lee was the pen name of Violet Paget (1856–1935) – a prolific author best known for her supernatural fiction, her support of the Aesthetic Movement and her radical polemics. She was also an active letter writer whose correspondents include many well-known figures in fin de siècle intellectual circles across Europe. However, until now no attempt has been made to make these letters widely available in their complete form. This multi-volume scholarly edition presents a comprehensive selection of her English, French, Italian, and German correspondence — compiled from more than 30 archives worldwide — that reflect her wide variety of interests and occupations as a Woman of Letters and contributor to scholarship and political activism. Letters written in a language other than English have been expertly translated by scholars Sophie Geoffroy (from the French), Crystal Hall (from the Italian), and Christa Zorn (from the German). The edition focuses on those letters concerning the writing, ideas and aesthetics that influenced Lee’s articles, books and stories. Full transcriptions of some 500 letters, covering the years 1856-1935, are arranged in chronological order along with a newly written introduction that explains their context and identifies the recipients, friends and colleagues mentioned. Since scholarship on Lee’s critical and creative output is still in the beginning stages, these letters will serve a purpose to students and researchers in a number of academic fields. In this first volume, tracing the years 1856– 1884, the assembled letters cover the beginnings of her career, encompassing her first publication, visits to London and encounters with some of the important artistic figures of the time. As her career begins to blossom, the letters also reflect the expansion of her subject matter from cultural studies and art history to novels and aesthetic philosophy. Correspondents include Lee’s parents, Matilda and Henry Paget; her brother the poet Eugene Lee-Hamilton; English poet Mary Robinson; English authors Henrietta Jenkin and Linda Villari; and Italian writers Enrico Nencioni, Mario Pratesi, and Angelo De Gubernatis, among others.

The Emergence of Finnish Book and Reading Culture in the 1700s

Author: Cecilia af Forselles,Tuija Laine

Publisher: BoD - Books on Demand

ISBN: 9522222410

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 156

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Book culture has emerged as an extremely dynamic and border-crossing field of research, internationally and in Finland. The editors and most of the writers of this book were members of the organizing and program committees of the 18th Annual Conference of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP), Book Culture from Below, that took place in Helsinki in 2010. This book provides, for the first time in English, an overview of an important epoch in Finnish book and reading history. Besides depicting book culture at the periphery of Europe, it contributes to our understanding of the power of the urbanized European literary world of the 1700s. The new reading culture that emerged in Finland during the 1700s affected readers and all levels of society in many ways. Along with other trends, the arrival of translated fiction and Enlightenment literature from Europe opened and irrevocably altered the Finns' world view. The change was especially pronounced in cities. Scholars, merchants, craftspersons, as well as military officers stationed at Helsinki's offshore Sveaborg fortress, acquired world literature and guides intended for professionals at, for example, book auctions. In this book, researchers from different fields examine the significance and influence of that era's books from cultural, historical, ideological, and social perspectives. What kinds of books did the citizens of Helsinki really buy, loan, and read during the 1700s? What topics and ideas introduced by the new literature were discussed in salons and reading circles? Who were the books' large-scale consumers? Who were the literary opinion leaders of their times? Why did people read? Did the books change their readers' lives?

Der erinnerte Freund

das Thema der Freundschaft in der Gegenwartsliteratur

Author: Alexandra Pfleger

Publisher: Königshausen & Neumann

ISBN: 3826041445

Category: Friendship in literature

Page: 243

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The Reticence Effect

Narrative Interiority in the Nineteenth-century British Novel

Author: Karen Diane Leibowitz

Publisher: N.A



Page: 400

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Author: Wells, Edgar H. & Co

Publisher: N.A


Category: Catalogs, Booksellers'

Page: N.A

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