Henry Fielding

The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling


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Tom Jones is considered one of the first prose works describable as a novel. The novel is divided into 18 smaller books. Tom Jones is a foun…

Joseph Andrews


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"Joseph Andrews ... was the first published full-length novel of the English author and magistrate Henry Fielding, and indeed among the…

Amelia (Vol. 1)


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This is the first volume of a three volume novel. In this novel, Amelia marries William Booth against her mother's desires, and the two must…

An Apology for the Life of Mrs. Shamela Andrews (Dramatic Reading)


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An Apology for the Life of Mrs. Shamela Andrews, or simply Shamela, as it is more commonly known, is a satirical novel written by Henry Fiel…

Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon


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Sailing voyage from England to Portugal in the mid Eighteenth Century, by one of the premier humorists, satirists, novelists and playwrights…

Prefaces and Prologues to Famous Books


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Charles W. Eliot, 21st President of Harvard University, edited this volume of prefaces ... authored by a Who's Who of World Literature: Baco…

The World's Best Poetry, Volume 5: Nature (Part 1)


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The fifth of ten volumes of poetry edited by Canadian poet laureate Bliss Carman (1861-1929). This collection, the first of two parts, inclu…

A Journey from This World to the Next


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The narrator dies in the first sentence. Through relating his travels in the afterlife, Henry Fielding, author of Tom Jones and Joseph Andre…

The History of the Life of the Late Mr. Jonathan Wild the Great


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This novel is sometimes thought of as [Fielding's] first because he almost certainly began composing it before he wrote Shamela and Joseph A…

Amelia (Vol. 2)


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The second volume of Amelia. - Summary by Libby Gohn

Tom Jones, ou Histoire d’un enfant trouvé (Première Partie)


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Tom Jones, ou Histoire d’un enfant trouvé, publié en 1749, est une des œuvres majeures de la littérature anglaise, qui …

The Old Debauchees


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Young Laroon plans to marry Isabel, but Father Martin manipulates Isabel's father, Jourdain, in order to seduce Isabel. However, other chara…

An Enquiry Into The Causes Of The Late Increase Of Robbers


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Early eighteenth century England saw the criminal element bargaining with magistrates and lawyers to be released or receive lenient sentence…

The Life and Death of Tom Thumb the Great


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Tom Thumb, small of stature, great of heart. This play was written as a parody of the tragic heroic biography of a great man, filled with bi…

Tom Jones (Deuxième Partie)


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Une fois rendus à Londres, Jones et Sophie ne sont pas au bout de leurs peines. La route de Tom sera semée d’embûches et…

The Author's Farce


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Henry Fielding could not write plays that he could get published. So he decided to write a play - a farce - about that, and success was his …