The True Patriot and Related Writings

Hardcover | October 24, 1987

byHenry Fielding

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A substantial amount of the energy which Henry Fielding put into his writing was invested in political journalism and pamphleteering. Indeed, next to his prose fiction and his plays, his political journalism looms largest, and reveals significant aspects of Fielding the man. This volume contains three pamphlets - the Serious Address, the History of the Present Rebellion, and the Dialogue between the Devil, the Pope, and the Pretender - and one journal, the True Patriot of 1745-6. Coming from what may be called the second period of Fielding's intensive politicaljournalism, they are all informed by the same political purpose: to deal with the crisis represented by the Jacobite uprising known as the "Forty-Five" and with the implications this event was perceived to have for the Pelham administration in general, and for its new 'patriot' allies in particular. As with other volumes in the edition, there is a detailed introduction, textual introduction, full annotation throughout, and an index.

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A substantial amount of the energy which Henry Fielding put into his writing was invested in political journalism and pamphleteering. Indeed, next to his prose fiction and his plays, his political journalism looms largest, and reveals significant aspects of Fielding the man. This volume contains three pamphlets - the Serious Address, ...

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

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:552 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.14 inPublished:October 24, 1987Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198185111

ISBN - 13:9780198185116

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"W. B. Coley has provided a reliable text of these political writings and he has edited them to the very highest standards ... footnotes porovide a wealth of relevant and accurate information which makes it easier for the modern reader to understand Fielding's texts." --H.T. Dickinson, University of Edinburgh, Studies in Scottish Literature, Volume XXV