Henry Fielding: Contributions to The Champion, and Related Writings

Hardcover | March 1, 2003

byHenry FieldingEditorWilliam B. Coley

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This volume completes the edition's coverage of Henry Fielding's journalism, which occupied a far greater part of his time than has been traditionally acknowledged. His contributions to The Champion are not only among his most energetic and intriguing works in the genre; they also have a densepolitical background, of interest to historians studying the interface between journalism and politicians of the time, as well as the role of newspaper publishers. Walpole figures hugely, and the extent to which Fielding hints at the minister's life and activities is remarkable. Much of the volume's material has never been reprinted before. Explanatory annotations are full, as the characteristically allusive and topical nature of Fielding's writing requires. Appendices provide an analytical textual apparatus, and the editorial introductions emphasize matters such as genesisand composition, circumstances of publication, in addition to immediate biographical, literary, and historical backgrounds.

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This volume completes the edition's coverage of Henry Fielding's journalism, which occupied a far greater part of his time than has been traditionally acknowledged. His contributions to The Champion are not only among his most energetic and intriguing works in the genre; they also have a densepolitical background, of interest to histor...

William B. Coley is an Emeritus Professor of English, Wesleyan University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:814 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.8 inPublished:March 1, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198185103

ISBN - 13:9780198185109

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Table of Contents

Abbreviations and Cue TitlesGeneral IntroductionTextual IntroductionTEXTSFrom Common Sense 21 May 1737, the 'Pasquin' LetterFrom Common Sense 13 May 1738, the 'Mum-Budget' LetterContributions to The ChampionThe VeroniadThe Opposition. A VisionThe Charge to the Jury (1745)Appendices: (a) First Letter from the 'Adventurer'; (b) The 'Adventurer's' Reply to 'Pasquin'; (c) Chesterfield's Speech in the LordsList of Substantive EmendationsWord-DivisionBibliographyDoubtful Attributions: (a) The Crisis. A Sermon (1741); (b) An Attempt towards a Natural History of the Hanover Rat (1744)Index

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"The work has been performed thoroughly and accurately in a scholarly manner. The editor is to be commended on his achievement, while major libraries should ensure that their holdings of the Wesleyan edition are complete and completed with this volume."--Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America