skip to content

Fielding, Sarah 1710-1768

Overview
Works: 235 works in 1,009 publications in 3 languages and 13,078 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Satire  Psychological fiction  Records and correspondence  History  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Translator, Attributed name, Other
Classifications: PR3459.F3, 823.5
Publication Timeline
Key
Publications about Sarah Fielding
Publications by Sarah Fielding
Publications by Sarah Fielding, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about Sarah Fielding
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Most widely held works by Sarah Fielding
The governess ; or, The little female academy by Sarah Fielding( file )
66 editions published between 1749 and 2010 in English and held by 2,397 libraries worldwide
Relates the adventures and misadventures of Mrs. Teachum and her nine pupils
The adventures of David Simple: containing an account of his travels through the Cities of London and Westminster in the search of a real friend by Sarah Fielding( Book )
120 editions published between 1744 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,893 libraries worldwide
A two-volume reprint--restoring original text-- of an 18th century novel on the pitfalls of friendship. The hero, David Simple, is a man repeatedly deceived by people to whom he became attached. In the first volume he is cheated of his fortune, but regains it, in the second he loses it for good
The lives of Cleopatra and Octavia by Sarah Fielding( Book )
56 editions published between 1757 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,082 libraries worldwide
This edition provides a fully annotated text of Sarah Fielding's The Lives of Cleopatra and Octavia based on the first edition of 1757. It records Fielding's use of Greek and Roman writers - particularly Plutarch, Dio Cassius, Appian, Suetonius, and Josephus - eighteenth-century historians, and Renaissance and Restoration playwrights. Christopher D. Johnson, in the introduction, discusses the printing, publication, and reception of the Lives, suggests its relation to eighteenth-century biographies, places it in a broader context of narrative writing, and considers Fielding's depiction of gender roles. The variants between the first and second editions of Fielding's work are listed, too, and full bibliographic descriptions are supplied. The Lives of Cleopatra and Octavia was Sarah Fielding's seventh complete work. It appeared thirteen years after Fielding established her literary reputation with her two-volume episodic novel, The Adventures of David Simple, and eight years after she published The Governess. In writing The Lives of Cleopatra and Octavia, Fielding moved away from pure fiction and toward a uniquely imaginative form of biography. Set in the first century B.C., the Lives presents the stories of two famous women, each of whom played an important role in Roman history during the turbulent period of civil war immediately before the Golden Age of Augustus Caesar. Sarah Fielding allows her characters to tell their own stories from beyond the grave, creating narratives that are at once factual and fictional. The Lives - borrowed from a number of historical and literary works - reveals the inner turmoil of the ruthless Cleopatra and the eternal felicity of the patient Octavia. Although earlier readers were quick to dismiss the Lives as a simple work of didactic fiction, modern readers will recognize in it the intricacy and subtlety of a work that explores eighteenth-century understandings of historiography, psychology, marriage, and education. The Lives of Cleopatra and Octavia stands testimony not only to the range of Sarah Fielding's art, but also to the complexity and variety of eighteenth-century literature. In this edition, Johnson traces Fielding's debts to classical, Renaissance, and Restoration authors. He thus records the extensive research that went into the production of the Lives and suggests the depth and range of Sarah Fielding's knowledge
The history of Ophelia by Sarah Fielding( file )
66 editions published between 1750 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 867 libraries worldwide
"In the mid-eighteenth century, Sarah Fielding (1710-68) was the second most popular English woman novelist, rivalled only by Eliza Haywood. The History of Ophelia, the last of her seven novels, is an often comic epistolary fiction, narrated by the heroine to an unnamed female correspondent in the form of a single protracted letter." "This Broadview edition includes a critical introduction and valuable appendices that contain contemporary reviews of the novel, Richard Corbould's illustrations to the Novelist's Magazine edition, and excerpts from Sarah Fielding's Remarks on Clarissa."--BOOK JACKET
Socratic discourses by Plato( Book )
14 editions published between 1910 and 2007 in English and held by 543 libraries worldwide
Remarks on Clarissa by Sarah Fielding( Book )
24 editions published between 1749 and 2010 in English and held by 491 libraries worldwide
The correspondence of Henry and Sarah Fielding by Henry Fielding( Book )
6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 369 libraries worldwide
The adventures of David Simple containing an account of his travels through the cities of London and Westminster, in the search of a real friend. By a Lady. In two volumes. by Sarah Fielding( file )
26 editions published between 1744 and 2005 in English and held by 334 libraries worldwide
The governess, or, The little female academy calculated for the entertainment and instruction of young ladies in their education by Sarah Fielding( Book )
24 editions published between 1749 and 1982 in English and held by 261 libraries worldwide
The adventures of David Simple containing an account of his travels through the cities of London and Westminster, in the search of a real friend. By Miss Fielding. In two volumes by Sarah Fielding( file )
11 editions published between 1782 and 1788 in English and held by 220 libraries worldwide
The whole works of Xenophon by Xenophon( Book )
11 editions published between 1832 and 1858 in English and held by 170 libraries worldwide
The cry: a new dramatic fable In two volumes. by Sarah Fielding( file )
23 editions published between 1754 and 2005 in English and held by 160 libraries worldwide
The history of the Countess of Dellwyn by Sarah Fielding( Book )
16 editions published between 1759 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 159 libraries worldwide
The history of the Countess of Dellwyn. In two volumes. By the author of David Simple. by Sarah Fielding( file )
9 editions published in 1759 in English and held by 157 libraries worldwide
The adventures of David Simple ; and, the adventures of David Simple, volume the last by Sarah Fielding( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 140 libraries worldwide
"The Adventures of David Simple follows the fortunes of an innocent young man in search of honesty and friendship in a world where both are scarce. Betrayed by his brother over their father's will, David Simple is driven from home and must make his own way in life. In the course of his travels he discovers a great deal about the 'Mazes, Windings and Labyrinths' of the human heart, and learns that trusting too much may lead to danger. Volume the Last, the sequel to David Simple, provides a moving conclusion to David's story."--BOOK JACKET
The adventures of David Simple containing an account of his travels ... in the search of a real friend. By a lady. In two volumes. by Sarah Fielding( file )
9 editions published in 1744 in English and held by 133 libraries worldwide
Xenophon's memoirs of Socrates With the defence of Socrates, before his judges. Translated from the originial [sic] Greek. By Sarah Fielding by Xenophon( Book )
10 editions published between 1762 and 1788 in English and held by 127 libraries worldwide
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Alternative Names
Author of David Simple
Author of David Simple 1710-1768
David Simple, author of 1710-1768
Fielding, Sarah
Lady 1710-1768
Lady, A 1710-1768
M**** 1710-1768
フィールディング, セアラ
Languages
English (571)
German (3)
French (1)
Covers
Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.