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Cambridge Companion to Henry Fielding

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ISBN-10: 0521670926

ISBN-13: 9780521670920

Edition: 2007

Authors: Claude Rawson

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Now best known for three great novels - Tom Jones, Joseph Andrews and Amelia - Henry Fielding (1707-1754) was one of the most controversial figures of his time. Prominent first as a playwright, then as a novelist and political journalist, and finally as a justice of peace, Fielding made a substantial contribution to eighteenth-century culture, and was hugely influential in the development of the novel as a form, both in Britain and more widely in Europe. This collection of specially-commissioned essays by leading scholars describes and analyses the many facets of Fielding's work in theatre, fiction, journalism and politics. In addition it assesses his unique contribution to the rise of the…    
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List price: $36.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/8/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 222
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.02" long x 0.47" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

Claude Rawson is Maynard Mack Professor of English at Yale University. He is a General Editor for The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Jonathan Swift and author of God, Gulliver and Genocide: Barbarism and the European Imagination 1492-1945 (2001). He is most recently the editor of Essential Writings of Jonathan Swift: A Norton Critical Edition (co-edited with Ian Higgins, 2010); Great Shakespeareans: Volume 1, Dryden Pope, Johnson, Malone (2010); Literature and Politics in the Age of Swift: English and Irish Perspectives (Cambridge, 2010) and The Cambridge Companion to English Poets (Cambridge, 2011).

Notes on contributors
Note on editions used
Henry Fielding's life
Fielding's theatrical career
Joseph Andrews
Jonathan Wild
Tom Jones
Fielding's periodical journalism
Fielding and female authority
Fielding on society, crime, and the law
Fielding's style
Fielding's afterlife
Guide to further reading