The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and of His Friend Mr. Abraham Adams

The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and of His Friend Mr. Abraham Adams

And, An Apology for the Life of Mrs. Shamela Andrews

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Henry Fielding wrote both Joseph Andrews (1742) and Shamela (1741) in response to Samuel Richardson's bookPamela (1740), of which Shamela is a splendidly bawdy travesty.Joseph Andrews begins as a parody, too, but soon outgrows its origins, and its deepest roots lie in Cervantes and Marivaux. In both stories, Fielding demonstrates his concern for the corruption of contemporary society, politics, religion, morality, and taste.
This revised and expanded edition follows the text of Joseph Andrews established by Martin C. Battestin for the definitive Wesleyan Edition of Fielding's works. The text ofShamela is based on the first edition, and two substantial appendices reprint the preliminary matter from the second edition of Richardson'sPamela and Conyers Middleton's Life of Cicero, which is also closely parodied inShamela. This Oxford World's Classics edition also features a new introduction by Thomas Keymer which situates Fielding's works in their critical and historical contexts.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2008]
ISBN: 9780199536986
0199536988
Branch Call Number: Fiction Fielding
Characteristics: xliv, 410 p. ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Fielding, Henry 1707-1754 Shamela

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