Joseph Andrews and Shamela (Penguin Classics)

Joseph Andrews and Shamela (Penguin Classics)

Henry Fielding


‘Kissing, Joseph, is yet a Prologue to a Play. am i able to think a tender Fellow of your Age and Complexion could be content material with Kissing?’

Joseph Andrews, Henry Fielding’s first full-length novel, depicts the numerous vibrant and sometimes hilarious adventures of a comically chaste servant. After being sacked for spurning the lascivious woman Booby, Joseph takes to the line, observed by way of his cherished Fanny Goodwill, a much-put-upon foundling lady, and Parson Adams, a guy frequently duped and humiliated, yet nonetheless a version of Christian charity. within the boisterous brief tale Shamela, an excellent parody of Richardson’s Pamela, the lively and sexually sincere heroine makes use of coyness and ridicule modesty to seize herself a wealthy husband. jointly those works expect Fielding’s nice comedian epic Tom Jones, with their amiable stable humour and pointed social satire.

Judith Hawley’s advent compares the works of Fielding and Richardson, and discusses intercourse and sophistication relatives, and the literary and political global of the time. This quantity additionally encompasses a chronology and proposals for extra reading.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the prime writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the simplest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts better by means of introductions and notes via uncommon students and modern authors, in addition to up to date translations by means of award-winning translators.

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