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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0140431144, Mass Market Paperback)Henry Fielding's comic novel "Joseph Andrews" was originally published in 1742 in two volumes. A takeoff on Samuel Richardson's "Pamela," it follows Pamela's brother Joseph in the model of the Tory satirists of the previous generation. Although begun as a parody, it became an accomplished novel and marks the beginning of Fielding's career as a serious novelist.
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Joseph Andrews, fired by his employer, Lady Booby, for refusing her advances, sets out from London to visit his sweetheart, Fanny, in the company of his friend, Parson Abraham Adams. Fate in the form of a mugging, a kidnapping, and a revelation about parentage seems to be against them, but the odyssey ends happily with a wedding
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