A Henry Fielding Companion by Martin C. Battestin

By Martin C. Battestin

Best remembered because the writer of Joseph Andrews (1742), Tom Jones (1749) and Amelia (1751), Henry Fielding was once some of the most vital pioneering English novelists of the eighteenth century, and his works proceed to occupy a crucial position within the literary canon. throughout the 1730s he used to be the main dominant playwright in London considering that John Dryden; and in his respectable ability as a Justice of the Peace, he addressed critical social difficulties and invented the fashionable metropolitan police. This reference booklet makes crucial details to be had to readers attracted to Fielding, his lifestyles, and his works.

The quantity is prepared in sections dedicated to such subject matters as Fielding's apartments; his relatives and loved ones; historic folks, together with authors who motivated him; his works; issues and subject matters very important to his writings; and characters in his performs and prose fiction. each one part comprises a variety of entries on specific goods, and lots of entries supply short bibliographical details. whereas the sectional association of the amount invitations the reader to discover extensive components of curiosity, a radical index presents handy alphabetical entry to the entries. a short introductory essay and chronology commence the quantity, and the e-book concludes with an intensive bibliography.

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