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Battestin, Martin C.

Works: 150 works in 428 publications in 1 language and 15,204 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Humorous fiction  Bildungsromans  Picaresque fiction  Novels  Action and adventure fiction  Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Honoree, Commentator, Annotator, Commentator for written text
Classifications: PR3454, 823.5
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Publications by Martin C Battestin
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Most widely held works by Martin C Battestin
Twentieth century interpretations of Tom Jones; a collection of critical essays by Martin C Battestin( Book )
11 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 1,763 libraries worldwide
A collection of critical and expository essays on Fielding's Tom Jones
Henry Fielding : a life by Martin C Battestin( Book )
17 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,218 libraries worldwide
The definitive biography of one of the fathers of the modern novel, and the most remarkable and representative Englishman of the seventeenth century. This book should be of interest to readers of literature, biography and history
Joseph Andrews by Henry Fielding( Book )
35 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,095 libraries worldwide
"Joseph, a footman in eighteenth-century England, must protect his virtue from the advances of several women, including Lady Booby, and Betty, a chambermaid." *** "With 'Shamala, ' published in 1741, Fielding set about exposing by brilliant parody the more vulnerable aspects of Samuel Richardson's phenomenally successful 'Pamela.' In the following year he offered, quite deliberately, his own alternative conception of art and purpose of the novel: 'Joseph Andrews' achieved immediate popularity. The story of Joseph's dogged determination, against all odds, cling to his virtue is almost incidental in one of the richest, sanest, funniest and most attractive novels in the language. Drawn, as Fielding says, in imitation of Cervantes, its Don Quixote is the unforgettable Parson Adams -- the unique embodiement of a vigorous, innocent and rational enjoyment of life and the first great comic character in fiction."
Joseph Andrews and Shamela by Henry Fielding( Book )
18 editions published between 1961 and 1984 in English and held by 1,069 libraries worldwide
Joseph Andrews is dismissed from his position as footman when he resists the advances of his employer, Lady Booby. He leaves London and rejoins his true love, Fanny Goodwill. They have many adventures and reversals and discoveries
The providence of wit : aspects of form in Augustan literature and the arts by Martin C Battestin( Book )
18 editions published between 1974 and 1989 in English and held by 880 libraries worldwide
British novelists, 1660-1800 ( Book )
8 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 873 libraries worldwide
Essays on British novelists who were pioneers in establishing the thematic concerns, and creating the form of the classic British novel. Works reflect themes and attitudes of the modern era - unjust social and political constraints; maudlin sentimentality; fascination with thing exotic and horrifying; deepening skepticism about the validity of social, political, and religious institutions on which the old order depends
The history of Tom Jones, a foundling by Henry Fielding( Book )
33 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in English and held by 842 libraries worldwide
Lusty tale set in 18th century England. Tom Jones is an orphan raised by the village squire who grows up to be a handsome young man with a way with women. He loves the daughter of a neighboring landowner, and falls into many adventures in pursuit of her, including duels, bedroom romps and prison!
Amelia by Henry Fielding( Book )
18 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 578 libraries worldwide
With its combination of satire and sentiment, its focus on the seedy side of London life, and its unexpected shifts in tone, Amelia has intrigued and disturbed readers since its first publication. Eagerly awaited by Henry Fielding's eighteenth-century readers of Tom Jones, the novel perplexed many of them. Amelia counters the traditional courtship plot of eighteenth-century novels with its convincing portrayal of a marriage between an errant husband and his wife, and is ahead of its time in its depiction of the alienation of modern city life
A Henry Fielding companion by Martin C Battestin( Book )
15 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 437 libraries worldwide
Provides information on the life and works of Henry Fielding. Covers such topics as Fielding's residences; his family members and household; historical persons, including authors who influenced him; his works; themes and topics important to his writings; and characters in his plays and prose fiction
New essays by Henry Fielding : his contributions to the Craftsman, 1734-1739, and other early journalism by Henry Fielding( Book )
11 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 361 libraries worldwide
Augustan subjects : essays in honor of Martin C. Battestin ( Book )
6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 308 libraries worldwide
The fifteen essays in this volume, written by friends, colleagues, and former students, attempt both to acknowledge and to honor Martin C. Battestin's many contributions to our understanding of the literature and art of the so-called Augustan period
The history and adventures of the renowned Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra( Book )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 236 libraries worldwide
"Smollett's Don Quixote first appeared in 1755 and was for many years the most popular English-language version of Cervantes's masterpiece. However, soon after the start of the nineteenth century, its reputation began to suffer. Rival translators, literary hucksters, and careless scholars initiated or fed a variety of charges against Smollett - even plagiarism. For almost 130 years no publisher risked reprinting it."
The journal of a voyage to Lisbon, Shamela, and occasional writings by Henry Fielding( Book )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 232 libraries worldwide
"This book completes the authoritative Wesleyan Edition of Fielding's nondramatic writings. It features two of Fielding's classic works; The Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon written as he sailed to Portugal hoping, in vain, to recover his health; and Shamela, the parody of Richardson's Pamela that led to Joseph Andrews and the beginning of his career as novelist. The volume also includes every other work of Fielding's not to be found in the twelve previous volumes of the nondramatic writings. Here the reader will find in Section I, Occasional Verse: 'The Masquerade'; the unfinished 'Cantos'; a burlesque of Pope's' Dunciad'; 'Plain Truth'; 'A Dialogue between a Beau's Head and his Heels'; 'An Epistle to Mr. Lyttleton'; as well as three epilogues and a prologue. In Section II, Occasional Prose: 'A Full Vindication of the Dutchess Dowager of Marlborough'; the translation of Aristophanes' 'Plutus, the God of Riches'; Preface to Sarah Fielding's Adventures of David Simple; 'The Female Husband'; 'Ovid's Art of Love Paraphrased'; Preface and letters xl-xliv of Sarah Fielding's Familiar Letters between the Principal Characters in David Simple; and 'A Fragment of a Comment on I. Bolingbroke's Essays'. The appendices include writings recently attributed to Fielding, supplementary material relating to the voyage to Lisbon, and the full textual apparatus."--Jacket
The life and work of Fredson Bowers by G. Thomas Tanselle( Book )
5 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and held by 117 libraries worldwide
The history of Tom Jones, a foundling by Henry Fielding( Book )
2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
British novelists, 1660-1800 by Martin C Battestin( Book )
9 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 27 libraries worldwide
The Eighteenth Century ( file )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
The InteLex Past Masters English Letters database The Eighteenth Century contains 48 volumes of letters and correspondence of the most important figures of the Eighteenth Century in Britain published by Oxford University Press
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Alternative Names
Battestin, Martin Carey 1930-
Kenan, William R. Jr
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