Joseph Andrews (Konemann Classics)

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This fascinating volume contains a detailed treatise written by Henry Fielding on his seminal work, Joseph Andrews. Including interesting examinations of his characters and motifs, as well as comments on writing prose fiction in general and the various vicissitudes that come with it, this is a volume that will prove invaluable to the student of English Literature, and it is not to be missed by fans of Fielding’s seminal work. ‘Joseph Andrews, or The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and of his Friend Mr. Abraham Adams’, was the first published full-length novel of the English author and magistrate Henry Fielding, and indeed among the first novels in the English language. Henry Fielding (1707 ? 1754) was an English novelist and dramatist known for his rich earthy humour and satirical prowess, and as for being the author of the famous novel Tom Jones. The chapters of this book include: ‘Of Writing Lives in General, and Particularly of Pamela with a Word By the Bye of Colley Cibber and Others’; ‘Of Mr. Joseph Andrews, His Birth, Parentage, Education, and Great Endowments, With a Word or Two Concerning Ancestors’; ‘Or Mr. Abraham Adams the Curate, Mrs. Slipslop the Chambermaid, and Others’, et cetera.

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