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Henry Fielding (1707–1754)

Autor(a) de Tom Jones

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Henry Fielding, 1707 - 1754 A succcessful playwright in his twenties, Henry Fielding turned to the study of law and then to journalism, fiction, and a judgeship after his Historical Register, a political satire on the Walpole government, contributed to the censorship of plays that put him out of mostrar mais business. As an impoverished member of the upper classes, he knew the country squires and the town nobility; as a successful young playwright, the London jet set; as a judge at the center of London, the city's thieves, swindlers, petty officials, shopkeepers, and vagabonds. As a political journalist (editor-author of The Champion, 1739-1741; The True Patriot, 1745-1746; The Jacobite's Journal, 1747-1748; The Covent-Garden Journal, 1752), he participated in argument and intrigue over everything from London elections to national policy. He knowledgeably attacked and defended a range of politicians, from ward heelers to the Prince of Wales. When Fielding undertook writing prose fiction to ridicule the simple morality of Pamela by Samuel Richardson, he first wrote the hilarious burlesque Shamela (1741). However, he soon found himself considering all the forces working on humans, and in Joseph Andrews (1742) (centering on his invented brother of Pamela), he played with the patterns of Homer, the Bible, and Cervantes to create what he called "a comic epic poem in prose." His preface describing this new art form is one of the major documents in literary criticism of the novel. Jonathan Wild, a fictional rogue biography of a year later, plays heavily with ironic techniques that leave unsettled Fielding's great and recurring theme: the difficulty of uniting goodness, or an outflowing love of others, with prudence in a world where corrupted institutions support divisive pride rather than harmony and self-fulfillment. In his masterpiece Tom Jones (1749), Fielding not only faces this issue persuasively but also shows for the first time the possibility of bringing a whole world into an artistic unity, as his model Homer had done in verse. Fielding develops a coherent and centered sequence of events-something Congreve had done casually on a small scale in Incognita 60 years before. In addition he also relates the plot organically to character and theme, by which he gives us a vision of the archetypal good person (Tom) on a journey toward understanding. Every act by every character in the book reflects the special and typical psychology of that character and the proper moral response. In Tom Jones, Fielding affirms the existence of an order under the surface of chaos. In his last novel, Amelia (1751), which realistically examines the misery of London, he can find nothing reliable except the prudent good heart, and that only if its possessor escapes into the country. Fielding based the title character on his second wife, with whom he was deeply in love. However, ill himself, still saddened by the deaths of his intensely loved first wife and daughter, and depressed by a London magistrate's endless toil against corruption, Fielding saw little hope for goodness in that novel or in his informal Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon (1755). Shortly after traveling to Lisbon for his health, Fielding died at the age of 47, having proved to his contemporaries and successors that the lowly novel was capable of the richest achievements of art. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras de Henry Fielding

Tom Jones (1749) 8,145 cópias
Joseph Andrews (1742) 1,778 cópias
Joseph Andrews and Shamela (1741) 1,508 cópias
Jonathan Wild (1741) 523 cópias
Amelia (1751) 377 cópias
Tom Jones (2/2) (1749) 173 cópias
Tom Jones (1/2) (1749) 147 cópias
Anti-Pamela AND Shamela (1741) 103 cópias
Shamela (1741) 92 cópias
100 Eternal Masterpieces of Literature - volume 1 (2017) — Contribuinte — 58 cópias
Pamela/Shamela (1980) 52 cópias
Joseph Andrews (1/2) (2006) 31 cópias
Amelia (2/2) (1902) 23 cópias
Joseph Andrews (2/2) (2007) 22 cópias
Tom Jones [abridged] (1948) 20 cópias
The Grub-Street opera (1963) 18 cópias
Amelia (1/2) (1968) 17 cópias
[unidentified works] (2009) 8 cópias
Miscellanies (1993) 6 cópias
The Female Husband (2010) 6 cópias
Henry Fielding : Romans (1964) 6 cópias
The Lovers Assistant (2010) 4 cópias
Tom Jones (4/4) — Autor — 4 cópias
Amelia (3/3) (1903) 4 cópias
Amelia (1/3) (1903) 3 cópias
Tom Jones (1/3) (1966) 3 cópias
The Mock Doctor (2004) 3 cópias
Tom Jones (3/4) — Autor — 3 cópias
Amelia (2/3) (1903) 3 cópias
Pasquin 3 cópias
Farsy 2 cópias
Tom Jones (3/3) — Autor — 2 cópias
Tom Jones (2/3) — Autor — 2 cópias
The wedding-day 2 cópias
Rape Upon Rape (2019) 2 cópias
Tom Jones, Vol 2 1 exemplar(es)
The Grub Street Opera (1968) 1 exemplar(es)
Plays For Middle Forms 1 exemplar(es)
Tom Jones vol. 1 1 exemplar(es)
Tom Jones Vol II 1 exemplar(es)
Vida y andanzas de Joseph Andrews (1977) 1 exemplar(es)
Ton Jones 1 exemplar(es)
Everyman's library 1 exemplar(es)
Gionata Wild Il Grande 1 exemplar(es)
Covent-Garden Journal 1 exemplar(es)
Scenes and Characters 1 exemplar(es)
Selected Essays of Henry Fielding (1905) 1 exemplar(es)
Tom Jones (2/4) — Autor — 1 exemplar(es)
Tom Jones (1/4) — Autor — 1 exemplar(es)
The Modern Husband (2004) 1 exemplar(es)
Amelia Parts ll & lll 1 exemplar(es)
Izbrannye sochineniia (1989) 1 exemplar(es)
Hry, Jonathan Wild 1 exemplar(es)
Amelia. Vol I (2008) 1 exemplar(es)
South Wind 1 exemplar(es)
The History of Tom Jones 1 exemplar(es)
The Intriguing Chambermaid (2019) 1 exemplar(es)
Shamela Andrews 1 exemplar(es)
Miscellanies and poems (1872) 1 exemplar(es)
Sämtliche Romane in vier Bänden (1965) 1 exemplar(es)
The Works (2016) 1 exemplar(es)
Фарсы 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Prefaces and Prologues to Famous Books (1909) — Contribuinte — 521 cópias
English Poetry, Volume II: From Collins to Fitzgerald (1910) — Contribuinte — 508 cópias
Eighteenth-Century English Literature (1969) — Autor — 187 cópias
Eighteenth-Century Plays (1952) — Contribuinte — 151 cópias
The Adventures of David Simple (1744) — Preface, algumas edições142 cópias
British Dramatists from Dryden to Sheridan (1939) — Contribuinte, algumas edições92 cópias
Tom Jones [1963 film] (1963) — Original book — 65 cópias
Eighteenth Century Plays (1928) — Contribuinte — 62 cópias
Modern Arthurian Literature (1992) — Contribuinte — 31 cópias
A Skeleton At the Helm (2008) — Contribuinte — 29 cópias
Eighteenth Century Women: An Anthology (1984) — Contribuinte — 23 cópias
Lock Up Your Daughters, Acting Edition (1967) — Original book — 15 cópias
Law in Action: An Anthology of the Law in Literature (1947) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
Englische Essays aus drei Jahrhunderten (1980) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
Great Love Scenes from Famous Novels (1943) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Famous Stories of Five Centuries (1934) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
Joseph Andrews [1977 film] (1977) — Original book — 3 cópias
Satire, burlesque, protest, and ridicule II (1974) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Political operas I: Satire and allegory (1974) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
The medical and legal professions [ballad operas] (1974) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Farce: amorous intrigue and deception I (1975) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
70 Greatest Love Stories in Fiction: Historical Novels Edition (2021) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)


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