Henry Fielding by Simon VareyHenry Fielding by Simon Varey

Henry Fielding

bySimon Varey

Paperback | August 29, 1986

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This concise and lucid study provides an ideal introduction to the major work of Henry Fielding for all students. Fielding's stature as a great comic novelist is assured, but as Professor Varey illustrates, he was a remarkably versatile writer. In his day Fielding was one of England's leading dramatists and also pursued a career in law. He founded, edited, and contributed essays for four different periodicals, and wrote a political-satirical novel Jonathan Wild, in addition to a work of powerful social protest Amelia and his two outstanding contributions to the development of English prose fiction: Tom Jones and Joseph Andrews. Professor Varey clarifies and explains this varied body of writing, concentrating on Fielding's technique of combining opposites or apparently ill-matched elements - of language, character, narrative made, and even philosophical thought.
Title:Henry FieldingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:164 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.39 inPublished:August 29, 1986Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521278767

ISBN - 13:9780521278768

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Table of Contents

Preface; A note on the texts; 1. The making of a satirist; 2. The Miscellanies and Jonathan Wild; 3. Shamela and Joseph Andrews; 4. Tom Jones; 5. Amelia; 6. The Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon; Bibliography; Index.