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
Oxford University Press, 1999 - Fiction - 410 pages
'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.
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The Escape of the Thief Mr Adamss Disappointment
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The Opinion of two Lawyers conceruing the same Gentle
Conclusion of the Unfortunate Jilt
A notahle Dissertation hy Mr Abeaham Adams wherein that
Giving an Account of the strange Catastrophe of the preceding
A very delightful Adventure as well to the Persons concerned
An Interview hetween Parson Adams and Parson Trulliber
The Dedication to Conyers
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