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Henry Fielding (1707–1754)

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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 näytä lisää 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) näytä vähemmän
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Tekijän teokset

Tom Jones (1749) 8,138 kappaletta
Josef Andrewsin seikkailut (1742) 1,775 kappaletta
Joseph Andrews ; Shamela (1741) 1,509 kappaletta
Jonathan Wild (1741) 524 kappaletta
Amelia (1751) 377 kappaletta
Tom Jones (2/2) (1749) 173 kappaletta
Tom Jones (1/2) (1749) 147 kappaletta
Anti-Pamela AND Shamela (1741) 103 kappaletta
Shamela (1741) 92 kappaletta
The journal of a voyage to Lisbon (1887) 58 kappaletta
100 Eternal Masterpieces of Literature - volume 1 (2017) — Avustaja — 58 kappaletta
Tom Thumb (1970) 54 kappaletta
Pamela ; Shamela (1980) 52 kappaletta
Tom Jones ; The female husband (2007) 44 kappaletta
The Works of Henry Fielding, Esq. (1900) 36 kappaletta
Joseph Andrews (1/2) (2006) 31 kappaletta
Amelia (2/2) (1902) 23 kappaletta
Joseph Andrews (2/2) (2007) 22 kappaletta
Historical register for the year 1736 and Eurydice hissed (1967) — Tekijä — 20 kappaletta
Tom Jones [abridged] (1948) 20 kappaletta
The Grub-Street opera (1963) 18 kappaletta
Amelia (1/2) (1968) 17 kappaletta
[unidentified works] (2009) 8 kappaletta
Miscellanies (1993) 6 kappaletta
The Female Husband (2010) 6 kappaletta
The Lovers Assistant (2010) 4 kappaletta
Tom Jones (4/4) — Tekijä — 4 kappaletta
Amelia (3/3) (1903) 4 kappaletta
Amelia (1/3) (1903) 3 kappaletta
Tom Jones (1/3) (1966) 3 kappaletta
The Mock Doctor (2004) 3 kappaletta
Tom Jones (3/4) — Tekijä — 3 kappaletta
Amelia (2/3) (1903) 3 kappaletta
Pasquin 3 kappaletta
Farsy 2 kappaletta
Tom Jones (3/3) — Tekijä — 2 kappaletta
Tom Jones (2/3) — Tekijä — 2 kappaletta
The wedding-day 2 kappaletta
Rape Upon Rape (2019) 2 kappaletta
Tom Jones, Vol 2 1 kappale
The Grub Street Opera (1968) 1 kappale
Tom Jones vol. 1 1 kappale
Tom Jones Vol II 1 kappale
Ton Jones 1 kappale
Tom Jones (2/4) — Tekijä — 1 kappale
Tom Jones (1/4) — Tekijä — 1 kappale
The Modern Husband (2004) 1 kappale
Izbrannye sochineniia (1989) 1 kappale
Amelia. Vol I (2008) 1 kappale
South Wind 1 kappale
The Intriguing Chambermaid (2019) 1 kappale
Shamela Andrews 1 kappale
Miscellanies and poems (1872) 1 kappale
The Works (2016) 1 kappale
Фарсы 1 kappale

Associated Works

Prefaces and Prologues to Famous Books (1909) — Avustaja — 521 kappaletta
English Poetry, Volume II: From Collins to Fitzgerald (1910) — Avustaja — 508 kappaletta
Eighteenth-Century English Literature (1969) — Tekijä — 187 kappaletta
Eighteenth-Century Plays (1952) — Avustaja — 151 kappaletta
The Adventures of David Simple (1744) — Preface, eräät painokset142 kappaletta
British Dramatists from Dryden to Sheridan (1939) — Avustaja, eräät painokset92 kappaletta
Tom Jones [1963 film] (1963) — Original book — 65 kappaletta
Eighteenth Century Plays (1928) — Avustaja — 62 kappaletta
Modern Arthurian Literature (1992) — Avustaja — 31 kappaletta
A Skeleton At the Helm (2008) — Avustaja — 29 kappaletta
Eighteenth Century Women: An Anthology (1984) — Avustaja — 23 kappaletta
Lock Up Your Daughters, Acting Edition (1967) — Original book — 15 kappaletta
Law in Action: An Anthology of the Law in Literature (1947) — Avustaja — 13 kappaletta
Englische Essays aus drei Jahrhunderten (1980) — Avustaja — 10 kappaletta
Great Love Scenes from Famous Novels (1943) — Avustaja — 5 kappaletta
Famous Stories of Five Centuries (1934) — Avustaja — 4 kappaletta
Joseph Andrews [1977 film] (1977) — Original book — 3 kappaletta
Satire, burlesque, protest, and ridicule II (1974) — Avustaja — 1 kappale
Political operas I: Satire and allegory (1974) — Avustaja — 1 kappale
The medical and legal professions [ballad operas] (1974) — Avustaja — 1 kappale
Farce: amorous intrigue and deception I (1975) — Avustaja — 1 kappale

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