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The journal of a voyage to Lisbon, Shamela, and occasional writings

Author: Henry Fielding; Martin C Battestin; Sheridan Warner Baker; Hugh Amory
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Clarendon Presas, 2008, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Mixed form : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Diaries
History
Parodies, imitations, etc
Kommentar
Named Person: Henry Fielding; Henry Fielding; Henry Fielding; Samuel Richardson; Samuel Richardson; Henry Fielding; Samuel Richardson; Henry Fielding; Henry Fielding; Henry Fielding; Henry Fielding
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Fielding; Martin C Battestin; Sheridan Warner Baker; Hugh Amory
ISBN: 9780199266753 0199266751
OCLC Number: 122282880
Description: xxi, 804 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, music ; 24 cm.
Contents: Texts --
I. Occasional Verse --
1. The Masquerade (1728) --
2. 'Cantos': An Unfinished Burlesque of The Dunciad (1729-30) --
3. Plain Truth (c. 1729-1730) --
4. A Dialogue between a Beau's Head and His Heels (1730) --
5. An Epistle to Mr. Lyttleton (1733) --
Epilogues and Prologue --
6. Epilogue to Theobald's Orestes: A Dramatic Opera (1731) --
7. Epilogue to 'Charles Bodens's' The Modish Couple (1732) --
8. Epilogue to Charles Johnson's Caelia: or, The Perjur'd Lover (1732) --
9. Prologue to Lillo's Fatal Curiosity (1736-7) --
II. Occasional Prose --
1. An Apology for the Life of Mrs. Shamela Andrews (1741) --
2. A Full Vindication of the Dutchess Dowager of Marlborough (1742) --
3. Aristophanes' Plutus, the God of Riches (1742) --
4. Preface to Sarah Fielding's The Adventures of David Simple (1744) --
5. The Female Husband (1746) --
Supplement: The Court Records --
6. Ovid's Art of Love Paraphrased (1747) --
7. Preface and Letters XL-XLIV of Sarah Fielding's Familiar Letters between the Principal Characters in David Simple (1747) --
8. The Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon (1755) --
9. A Fragment of a Comment on L. Bolingbroke's Essays (1755) --
App. A. Writings Attributed to Fielding --
1. From The Comedian, or Philosophical Enquirer, No. 5 (August 1732) --
i. Observations on Government, the Liberty of the Press, News-papers, Partys, and Party-writers --
ii. An Epistle to Mr. Ellys the Painter --
2. From The History of Our Own Times (January-February 1741) --
i. Introduction --
ii. An Enquiry whether the Fear of Shame may not be turned to the Good of Society --
iii. The Vision of the Golden Tree --
3. From The Gray's-Inn Journal, No. 27 (Saturday 21 April 1753) --
i. On the Standards of Modern Criticism --
App. B. The Texts --
1. List of Emendations --
2. Textual Notes --
3. Word-Division --
4. Historical Collation --
5. Bibliographical Descriptions --
App. C. Documentary Supplement to The Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon --
1. Map of the Voyage --
2. Illustrations --
3. Correspondence --
4. Anecdote of Fielding Facing Death --
5. Matthew Maty's Review.
Responsibility: Henry Fielding ; edited by Martin Battestin ; with Sheridan W. Baker and Hugh Amory.

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