Joseph Andrews

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Dover Publications, Aug 22, 2001 - Fiction - 248 pages
Joseph Andrews, refuses Lady Boobyís advances, she discharges him, and Joseph - in the company of his old tutor, Parson Adams (one of the great comic figures of literature) - sets out from London to visit his sweetheart, Fanny. Along the way, the two travelers meet with a series of adventures - some hilarious, some heartstopping - in which through their own innocence and honesty they expose the hypocrisy and affectation of others. Joseph Andrews started out as a parody of Richardsonís Pamela, but soon left that purpose behind and now is regarded as the first English realistic novel.

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User Review  - aliT - Borders

This book was not written by Jane Austen, nor could I find her name in it. It was written by Henry Fielding. Funny that Borders has Jane Austen as the author. Read full review

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User Review  - Jed - Goodreads

A solid old English novel. I'm pretty sure Fielding was Dickens' granddad. It is a great predecessor to all the comic novels: at one point, the narrator says that he will get back to the main plot ... Read full review

Contents

BOOK I
xvi
What happened after their journey to Lon
26
VHX In which after some very fine writing
35
Copyright

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Henry Fielding (1707-1754) was an English novelist and dramatist known for his rich earthy humour and satirical prowess. His writings reflect his ongoing preoccupation with fraud, sham, and masks. Tom Jones is considered to be his greatest work.