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.

A Glossary of Literary Terms

Author: M.H. Abrams,Geoffrey Harpham

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133417965

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 448

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First published fifty years ago, A GLOSSARY OF LITERARY TERMS remains an essential text for all serious students of literature. Now fully updated to reflect the latest scholarship on recent and rapidly evolving critical theories, the tenth edition contains a complete glossary of essential literary terms presented as a series of engaging essays that explore the terms, place them in context, and suggest related entries and additional reading. This indispensable, authoritative, and highly affordable reference covers terms useful in discussing literature and literary history, theory, and criticism. Perfect as a core text for introductory literary theory or as a supplement to any literature course, this classic work is an invaluable reference that students can continue to use throughout their academic and professional careers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Genius of Parody

Imitation and Originality in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century English Literature

Author: R. Mack

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230286518

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 285

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Recent theoretical approaches have compelled critics to rethink many received notions regarding the significance of contemporary parodic activity. This study places parody firmly (if paradoxically) where it belongs: at the centre of the literary-creative process in the literature of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth centuries.

Henry Fielding

The Critical Heritage

Author: Thomas Lockwood,Ronald Paulson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136171312

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 480

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

Joseph Andrews and Shamela

Author: Henry Fielding

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192815507

Category: Clergy

Page: 391

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With both books by Henry Fielding prompted by the success of Richardson's "Pamela", Fielding demonstrates his concern for the corruption of contemporary morality, religion, politics and literature in "Shamela". The same themes, together with a presentation of love as charity, as friendship, and with a sexual sense, are present in "Joseph Andrews".

Henry Fielding

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Chelsea House

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 269

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A collection of eleven critical essays on the eighteenth-century writer, arranged in chronological order of their original publication

Imaginary People

A Who's who of Fictional Characters from the Eighteenth Century to the Present Day

Author: David Pringle

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 296

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A new edition of the who's who of over 1,400 fictional characters whose names are sometimes so familiar it's difficult to remember they're imaginary. Included in the biographical parade is Ben Casey, Casper, and Fitzwilliam Darcy, a compendium of high, low, and no brow at all, each exactly recorded with a snippet of biographical anecdote. The reference is as equally useful for scholarly work as it is for killing time in aimless pursuits of information. Distributed by Ashgate. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR