Henry Fielding - The Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon, Shamela, and Occasional Writings by Martin C. Battestin

Henry Fielding - The Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon, Shamela, and Occasional Writings

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This book completes the authoritative Wesleyan Edition of Fielding's nondramatic writings. It features two of Fielding's classic works: The Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon written as he sailed to Portugal hoping, in vain, to recover his health; and Shamela, the hilarious parody of Richardson'sPamela that led to Joseph Andrews and the beginning of his career as novelist. The volume also includes every other work of Fielding's not to be found in the twelve previous volumes of the nondramatic writings. Here the reader will find in section I, Occasional Verse: 'The Masquerade'; theunfinished 'Cantos'; a burlesque of Pope's 'Dunciad'; 'Plain Truth'; 'A Dialogue between a Beau's Head and his Heels'; 'An Epistle to Mr. Lyttleton'; as well as three epilogues and a prologue. In section II, Occasional Prose: 'A Full Vindication of the Dutchess Dowager of Marlborough'; thetranslation of Aristophanes' 'Plutus, the God of Riches'; Preface to Sarah Fielding's Adventures of David Simple; 'The Female Husband'; 'Ovid's Art of Love Paraphrased'; Preface and letters xl-xliv of Sarah Fielding's Familiar Letters between the Principal Characters in David Simple; and 'A Fragmentof a Comment on L. Bolingbroke's Essays'. The appendicies include writings recently attributed to Fielding, supplementary material relating to the voyage to Lisbon, and the full the textual apparatus.

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Martin C. Battestin, William R. Kenan, Jr Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Virginia, has published widely on 18th-century British literature. Cofounder of the authoritative Wesleyan Edition of Fielding's works, he has edited the major novels: iJoseph Andrews/i (1966), iTom Jones/i (1974), and iAmelia/i (1983). He is ...
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Title:Henry Fielding - The Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon, Shamela, and Occasional WritingsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:800 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.85 inPublished:March 4, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Textual IntroductionI. Occasional Verse1. iThe Masquerade/i (1728)2. 'Cantos': Unfinished burlesque of iThe Dunciad/i (1729-30)3. iPlain Truth/i (ic/i. 1729-30)4. iA Dialogue between a Beau's Head and His Heels/i (1730)5. iAn Epistle to Mr. Lyttleton/i (1733)6. Epilogue to Theobald's iOrestes/i (1731)7. Epilogue to Miller's iThe Modish Couple/i (1732)8. Epilogue to Johnson's iCaelia: or The Perjur'd Lover/i (1732)9. Prologue to Lillo's iFatal Curiosity/i (1736-37)II. Occasional Prose1. iAn Apology for the Life of Mrs. Shamela Andrews/i (1741)2. iA Full Vindication of the Dutchess Dowager of Marlborough/i (1742)3. Aristophanes' iPlutus, the God of Riches/i (1742)4. Preface to Sarah Fielding's iThe Adventures of David Simple/i (1744)5. iThe Female Husband/i (1746)6. iOvid's Art of Love Paraphrased/i (1747)7. Preface and Letters XL-XLIV of Sarah Fielding's iFamiliar Letters between the Principal Characters in David Simple/i (1747)8. iThe Journal of the Voyage to Lisbon/i (1755)9. iA Fragment of a Comment on L. Bolingbroke's Essays/i (1755)Appendix A: Writings Attributed to Fielding1. From iThe Comedian, or Philosophical Enquirer/i No. 5 (August 1732)2. From iThe History of Our Own Times/i (January-February 1741)3. From iGray's-Inn Journal/i No. 27 (21 April 1753)Appendix B: The Texts1. List of Emendations2. Textual Notes3. Word-Division4. Historical Collation5. Bibliographical DescriptionsAppendix C: Documentary Supplement to iThe Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon/i1. Map of the Voyage2. Illustrations3. Correspondence4. Anecdote of Fielding facing death5. Matthew Maty's Review