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Henry Fielding (1707–1754)

Autor/a de Tom Jones

255+ obres 14,203 Membres 174 Ressenyes 36 preferits

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Henry Fielding, 1707 - 1754 A succcessful playwright in his twenties, Henry Fielding turned to the study of law and then to journalism, fiction, and a judgeship after his Historical Register, a political satire on the Walpole government, contributed to the censorship of plays that put him out of mostra'n més business. As an impoverished member of the upper classes, he knew the country squires and the town nobility; as a successful young playwright, the London jet set; as a judge at the center of London, the city's thieves, swindlers, petty officials, shopkeepers, and vagabonds. As a political journalist (editor-author of The Champion, 1739-1741; The True Patriot, 1745-1746; The Jacobite's Journal, 1747-1748; The Covent-Garden Journal, 1752), he participated in argument and intrigue over everything from London elections to national policy. He knowledgeably attacked and defended a range of politicians, from ward heelers to the Prince of Wales. When Fielding undertook writing prose fiction to ridicule the simple morality of Pamela by Samuel Richardson, he first wrote the hilarious burlesque Shamela (1741). However, he soon found himself considering all the forces working on humans, and in Joseph Andrews (1742) (centering on his invented brother of Pamela), he played with the patterns of Homer, the Bible, and Cervantes to create what he called "a comic epic poem in prose." His preface describing this new art form is one of the major documents in literary criticism of the novel. Jonathan Wild, a fictional rogue biography of a year later, plays heavily with ironic techniques that leave unsettled Fielding's great and recurring theme: the difficulty of uniting goodness, or an outflowing love of others, with prudence in a world where corrupted institutions support divisive pride rather than harmony and self-fulfillment. In his masterpiece Tom Jones (1749), Fielding not only faces this issue persuasively but also shows for the first time the possibility of bringing a whole world into an artistic unity, as his model Homer had done in verse. Fielding develops a coherent and centered sequence of events-something Congreve had done casually on a small scale in Incognita 60 years before. In addition he also relates the plot organically to character and theme, by which he gives us a vision of the archetypal good person (Tom) on a journey toward understanding. Every act by every character in the book reflects the special and typical psychology of that character and the proper moral response. In Tom Jones, Fielding affirms the existence of an order under the surface of chaos. In his last novel, Amelia (1751), which realistically examines the misery of London, he can find nothing reliable except the prudent good heart, and that only if its possessor escapes into the country. Fielding based the title character on his second wife, with whom he was deeply in love. However, ill himself, still saddened by the deaths of his intensely loved first wife and daughter, and depressed by a London magistrate's endless toil against corruption, Fielding saw little hope for goodness in that novel or in his informal Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon (1755). Shortly after traveling to Lisbon for his health, Fielding died at the age of 47, having proved to his contemporaries and successors that the lowly novel was capable of the richest achievements of art. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
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Obres de Henry Fielding

Tom Jones (1749) 7,981 exemplars
Joseph Andrews (1742) 1,745 exemplars
Joseph Andrews and Shamela (1741) 1,477 exemplars
Jonathan Wild (1741) 514 exemplars
Amelia (1751) 372 exemplars
Tom Jones : II : Llibres X-XVIII (1749) 171 exemplars
Tom Jones I : Llibres I-IX (1749) 148 exemplars
Anti-Pamela AND Shamela (1741) 99 exemplars
Shamela (1741) 92 exemplars
Pamela/Shamela (1980) 51 exemplars
Tom Jones [Penguin Readers] (1999) 34 exemplars
Joseph Andrews (1/2) (2006) 31 exemplars
Amelia (2/2) (1902) 23 exemplars
Joseph Andrews (2/2) (2007) 22 exemplars
Tom Jones [abridged] (1948) 19 exemplars
The Grub-Street opera (1963) 18 exemplars
Amelia (1/2) (1968) 16 exemplars
[unidentified works] (2009) 8 exemplars
Miscellanies (1993) 6 exemplars
Henry Fielding : Romans (1964) 6 exemplars
The Female Husband (2010) 6 exemplars
The Lovers Assistant (2010) 4 exemplars
Amelia (3/3) (1903) 4 exemplars
Tom Jones (4/4) — Autor — 4 exemplars
Tom Jones (1/3) (1966) 3 exemplars
Amelia (1/3) (1903) 3 exemplars
Amelia (2/3) (1903) 3 exemplars
The Mock Doctor (2004) 3 exemplars
Tom Jones (3/4) — Autor — 3 exemplars
Pasquin 3 exemplars
Tom Jones (3/3) — Autor — 2 exemplars
Tom Jones (2/3) — Autor — 2 exemplars
Rape Upon Rape (2019) 2 exemplars
The wedding-day 2 exemplars
Farsy 2 exemplars
Tom Jones Vol II 1 exemplars
Hry, Jonathan Wild 1 exemplars
Tom Jones vol. 1 1 exemplars
Everyman's library 1 exemplars
Joseph Andrews 1 1 exemplars
The Grub Street Opera (1968) 1 exemplars
Tom Jones, Vol 2 1 exemplars
Tom Jones (2/4) — Autor — 1 exemplars
Tom Jones (1/4) — Autor — 1 exemplars
The Modern Husband (2004) 1 exemplars
Izbrannye sochineniia (1989) 1 exemplars
South Wind 1 exemplars
The Works (2016) 1 exemplars
Shamela Andrews 1 exemplars
The Intriguing Chambermaid (2019) 1 exemplars
Amelia. Vol I (2008) 1 exemplars
Miscellanies and poems (1872) 1 exemplars
Фарсы 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Prefaces and Prologues to Famous Books (1909) — Col·laborador — 511 exemplars
English Poetry, Volume II: From Collins to Fitzgerald (1910) — Col·laborador — 480 exemplars
Eighteenth-Century English Literature (1969) — Autor — 184 exemplars
Eighteenth-Century Plays (1952) — Col·laborador — 147 exemplars
The Adventures of David Simple (1744) — Preface, algunes edicions137 exemplars
British Dramatists from Dryden to Sheridan (1939) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions90 exemplars
The Essential Writings of Jonathan Swift [Norton Critical Edition] (1742) — Col·laborador — 76 exemplars
Tom Jones [1963 film] (1963) — Original book — 63 exemplars
Eighteenth Century Plays (1928) — Col·laborador — 62 exemplars
Modern Arthurian Literature (1992) — Col·laborador — 30 exemplars
A Skeleton At the Helm (2008) — Col·laborador — 25 exemplars
Eighteenth Century Women: An Anthology (1984) — Col·laborador — 23 exemplars
Lock Up Your Daughters, Acting Edition (1967) — Original book — 15 exemplars
Law in Action: An Anthology of the Law in Literature (1947) — Col·laborador — 13 exemplars
Englische Essays aus drei Jahrhunderten (1980) — Col·laborador — 10 exemplars
Great Love Scenes from Famous Novels (1943) — Col·laborador — 5 exemplars
Famous stories of five centuries (1934) — Col·laborador — 4 exemplars
Joseph Andrews [1977 film] (2003) — Original book — 3 exemplars
Satire, burlesque, protest, and ridicule II (1974) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
Political operas I: Satire and allegory (1974) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
The medical and legal professions [ballad operas] (1974) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
Farce: amorous intrigue and deception I (1975) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
70 Greatest Love Stories in Fiction: Historical Novels Edition (2021) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars


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