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Sarah Fielding

Author: Linda Bree
Publisher: New York : Twayne Publishers, ©1996.
Series: Twayne's English authors series, TEAS 522.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Long of interest to literary scholars as the sister of Henry Fielding and the friend of Samuel Richardson, Sarah Fielding (1710-1768) was also a popular and innovative writer in her own right. In her lifetime Fielding was seen as a leading literary figure, her experimentation with various literary forms impressing readers and influencing later writers. Her works encompass five novels, including the moral romance The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bree, Linda.
Sarah Fielding.
New York : Twayne Publishers, ©1996
(OCoLC)604547205
Named Person: Sarah Fielding; Sarah Fielding; Sarah Fielding; Sarah Fielding; Fielding, Sarah <1710-1768> - Critique et interprétation.; Sarah Fielding
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Bree
ISBN: 0805770518 9780805770513
OCLC Number: 34471347
Description: xiii, 176 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. "A Woman of Singular Energy, Learning, and Ability" --
Ch. 2. A Moral Romance: The Adventures of David Simple --
Ch. 3. Writing the Book of Nature: Familiar Letters --
Ch. 4. Conquering Giants: The Governess, or Little Female Academy --
Ch. 5. A Candid and Good-Natured Reader: Remarks on Clarissa --
Ch. 6. Chains of Being: David Simple: Volume the Last --
Ch. 7. "Free, and not Licentious": The Cry --
Ch. 8. Sex and Sensibility: The Lives of Cleopatra and Octavia --
Ch. 9. Histories of a Young Lady's Entrance into the World: The History of the Countess of Dellwyn and The History of Ophelia --
Ch. 10. From "Fielding's Sister" to Sarah Fielding.
Series Title: Twayne's English authors series, TEAS 522.
Responsibility: Linda Bree.

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Long of interest to literary scholars as the sister of Henry Fielding and the friend of Samuel Richardson, Sarah Fielding (1710-1768) was also a popular and innovative writer in her own right. In her lifetime Fielding was seen as a leading literary figure, her experimentation with various literary forms impressing readers and influencing later writers. Her works encompass five novels, including the moral romance The Adventures of David Simple and the philosophical fiction The Cry, as well as one of the earliest school stories for girls, a pamphlet of literary criticism, a fictionalized autobiography, and a translation of a classical Greek text. In her fiction Fielding explores the complex relationship between words and things and the moral questions confronting women and men in the middle 18th century; in her time she staked the claim of the woman writer to help shape the development of realistic and romantic fiction. Yet despite increasing attention from scholars in recent years, Sarah Fielding and her place in English letters have until now received no full-length critical analysis. Fully conversant with the array of pertinent critical scholarship, Bree incorporates into her discussion the appraisals of contemporary and later critics, including the considerable body of writing by feminists and New Historicists. Fielding's fictions, Bree argues, "reveal a high degree of originality in both content and technique" and provide "a new model for women writers ... experimenting in different ways with the conventions and taboos of prose fiction." She also addresses Fielding's moral and intellectual vision of women as mature human beings responsible for their own actions and furthers an appreciation of Fielding that was held in her own day - as "a radical, original, and entertaining writer whose works challenged the reader with serious issues of morality and ethics in action."

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