Adventures Of David Simple-pa by Sarah FieldingAdventures Of David Simple-pa by Sarah Fielding

Adventures Of David Simple-pa

bySarah Fielding

Paperback | May 1, 1998

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The Adventures of David Simple (1744), Sarah Fielding's first and most celebrated novel, went through several editions, the second of which was heavily revised by her brother Henry. This edition, the fourth in the series Eighteenth-Century Novels by Women, reproduces the original text of the novel for the first time since its initial publication and includes Henry's "corrections" in an appendix. In recounting the guileless hero's search for a true friend, the novel depicts the derision with which almost everyone treats his sentimental attitudes to human nature. Acclaimed as an accurate portrait of mid-eighteenth-century London, The Adventures of David Simple sets forth some provocative feminist ideas. Also included is Fielding's much darker sequel, Volume the Last (1753).
Title:Adventures Of David Simple-paFormat:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 9.04 × 6.04 × 1 inPublished:May 1, 1998Publisher:UNIVERSITY PRESS OF KENTUCKY

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0813109450

ISBN - 13:9780813109459


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Received literary history would have it that the first great female authors in English didn't appear until the 19th century. In fact, there were many earlier classics of female - and even feminist - writing, such as The Adventures of David Simple, penned by Sarah Fielding in 1744. During its second edition, the book was heavily edited by the author's brother Henry Fielding (Tom Jones, Joseph Andrews), but this edition restores her original manuscript. An appendix include the second-edition amendments, and the volume also includes the sequel, Volume the Last.