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A political biography of Henry Fielding

Author: J A Downie
Publisher: London : Pickering & Chatto, 2009.
Series: Eighteenth-century political biographies, no. 4.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This political biography explains and illustrates what 'being a Whig' meant to Fielding.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Downie, J.A. (James Alan), 1951-
Political biography of Henry Fielding.
London : Pickering & Chatto, 2009
(OCoLC)183914530
Named Person: Henry Fielding; Henry Fielding; Henry Fielding
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: J A Downie
ISBN: 9781851966806 1851966803
OCLC Number: 426062456
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 269 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Acknowledgements; Author's Note; Introduction; 1. 'So Dissipated, Though Well Born and Well-educated a Youth'; 2. 'Unshap'd Monsters of a Wanton Brain!'; 3. 'Court Poet'?; 4. 'Dramatick Satire'; 5. 'Writ in Defence of the Rights of the People'; 6. The Political Significance of the The Opposition. A Vision; 7. 'There are Several Boobys who are Squires'; 8. 'A Strenuous Advocate for the Ministry'; 9. ' A Hearty Well-wisher to the Glorious Cause of Liberty'; 10. 'This Bothcer in Law and Politics'; Conclusion; Notes; Works Cited; Index.
Series Title: Eighteenth-century political biographies, no. 4.
Responsibility: by J.A. Downie.

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