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Joseph Andrews by Henry Fielding
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Joseph Andrews (1742)

by Henry Fielding

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Henry Fielding's second attempt at a parody/satire of Richardson's "Pamela" - with greater success than "Shamela". This is a full length book, with Pamela's brother as the hero, being chased by women of higher status, when all he wants is the girl from his village.
Many plot twists, much meandering (the forward tells that the book is written in the style of Cervantes' "Don Quixote") and many humorous digressions later, and the whole is a pleasing read.
Read Dec 2017. ( )
  mbmackay | Jan 10, 2018 |
condition note: p.115-126 are barely connected
  SalemAthenaeum | Nov 4, 2017 |
I've read Cervantes. I've reviewed Lyly. I've perused Nashe. Defoe was an admiree of mine. Andrews, you're no Cervantes, Lyly, Nashe, Defoe - or Swift. ( )
  MartinBodek | Oct 21, 2015 |
I've read Cervantes. I've reviewed Lyly. I've perused Nashe. Defoe was an admiree of mine. Andrews, you're no Cervantes, Lyly, Nashe, Defoe - or Swift. ( )
  MartinBodek | Oct 21, 2015 |
By rights this book should be called 'Parson Adams' as he provides much of what makes this book so special. Less a novel, more a series of brilliant snapshots of Georgian England from the highest to its lowest.

Was there ever such an author as good-natured as Henry Fielding or one you would most like to have known? ( )
3 vote David106 | Jul 1, 2015 |
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Fielding, Henryprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Battestin, Martin C.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ehrenpreis, IrvinAfterwordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mack, MaynardIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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It is a trite but true observation that examples work more forcibly on the mind than precepts: and if this be just in what is odious and blamable, it is more strongly so in what is amiable and praiseworthy.
It is a trite but true observation, that examples work more than forcibly on the mind than precepts: and if this be just in what is odious and blameable, it is more strongly so in what is amiable and praiseworthy.
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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 refuses Lady Booby's advances, she discharges him, and Joseph - in the company of his old tutor, Parson Adams (one of the great comic figures of literature) - sets out from London to visit his sweetheart, Fanny. Along the way, the two travelers meet with a series of adventures - some hilarious, some heartstopping - in which through their own innocence and honesty they expose the hypocrisy and affectation of others. Joseph Andrews started out as a parody of Richardson's Pamela, but soon left that purpose behind and now is regarded as the first English realistic novel.… (more)

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