Henry Fielding: The Critical Heritage

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Psychology Press, 1995 - Reference - 454 pages
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This series gathers together a body of critical sources on major figures in literature. Each volume presents contemporary responses to a writer's work, enabling students and researchers to read for themselves, for example, comments on early performances of Shakespeare's plays, or reactions to the first publication of Jane Austen's novels. The selected sources range from important essays in the history of criticism to journalism and contemporary opinion, and documentary material such as letters and diaries. Significant pieces of criticism from later periods are also included, in order to demonstrate the fluctuations in an author's reputation. Each volume contains an introduction to the writer's published works, a selected bibliography, and an index of works, authors and subjects.
 

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Contents

Froma letter signedPHIL ALETHESprobably FIELDING
11
NOTE ON THE TEXT
26
THOMAS COOKE from The Comedian or Philosophical
37
The Modern Husband
45
Letter signed PUBLICUS The Grubstreet Journal 20
55
The Daily Post 31 July 1732
62
The Miser 17 February 17323
68
From an unsigned letter from Dalkeith House to Samuel
69
Unsigned review of Histoire de Tom Jones
225
From a letter signed BUBULUS Old England 7 April 1750
235
LADY HENRIETTA LUXBOROUGH from a letter
246
From To the Worshipful Justice Fielding An Apology
247
Fieldings New Species of Writing
261
The Enquiry Tom Jones
270
Fieldings New Species of Writing
282
Unsigned review The London Magazine December 1751
288

From An Authors Will The Universal Spectator 6 July
74
Pasquin
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From A Letter to a Friend in the Country The
81
To the Author of Pasquin in A Collection of Miscellany
96
Letter signed PASQUIN probably FIELDING Common
102
Fielding and the Licensing
109
ALEXANDER POPE from The New DunciadMarch 1742
115
CATHERINE TALBOT from a letter to Elizabeth Carter
120
Joseph Andrews in France
126
Unsigned review of Avantures de Joseph Andrews
137
JOHN MOTTLBY ? from entry on Fielding in
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Joseph Andrews and the Jacobites Journal
145
A HeroiComical Poem in Three Cantos
155
LADY MARY WORTLBY MONTAGU from 3 letter
157
From a footnote to A Extract from a famed Sermon
161
ELIZABETH CARTER from a letter to Catherine
169
SAMUEL RICHARDSON from a letter to Aaron Hill
171
Joseph Andrews and Tom Jones
178
Preface to The History of Tom Jones the Foundling
184
Unsigned review of An Examen of the History of
213
Joseph Andrews and Tom Jones
219
JOHN CLBLAND review The Monthly Review
304
Verses by c D F R s in The London Evening Post
312
SARAH CHAPONE from a letter to Elizabeth Carter
318
MATTHEW MATY review JournalBritannique
325
a Paroditragicomical
333
or
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CATHERINE TALBOT from a letter to Elizabeth
345
SARAH CHAPONE from a letter to Elizabeth Carter
351
Fieldings
357
The Novels of Richardson and Fielding
362
Amelia and the Domestic Novel
363
Humour and Ridicule in Fielding
368
ARTHUR MURPHY from The GraysInn Journal
375
The Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon
387
THOMAS EDWARDS from a letter to Samuel
393
October 1755
395
OLIVER GOLDSMITH fromOn Education Tie Bee
401
Amelia in France
432
CHRISTOPHER SMART Epitaph on Henry Fielding
436
HORACB WALPOLB from a letter to Madame
442
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About the author (1995)

Ronald Paulson is professor of English at John Hopkins University. He is both a major authority on Henry Fielding and one of the world's leading scholars of eighteenth-century literary and artistic culture. His recent books include "The Beautiful, Novel and Strange: Aesthetics and Heterodoxy "(!995) and "Don Quixote in England: The Aesthetics of Laughter" (1998).

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