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  • ISBN 0679417273
  • ISBN13 978-0679417279
  • Language English
  • Author Henry Fielding
  • Publisher Alfred a Knopf Inc (November 1, 1994)
  • Formats lit rtf azw mbr
  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory British and Irish
  • Size ePub 1824 kb
  • Size Fb2 1190 kb
  • Rating: 4.3
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Contents Include: Book 1: Of writing Lives in General, and Particularly of Pamela - Of Mr. Joseph Andrews, His Birth, Parentage, Education and Great Endowments - Of Mr. Abraham Adams the Curate, Mrs. Slipslop the Chambermaid and Others - What Happened after their Journey to London - The Death of Sir Thomas Booby - How Joseph Andrews writ a Letter to His Sister Pamela - A Dialogue Between the Lady and her Maid - The Interview Between the Lady and Joseph - What Passed Between the Lady and Mrs Slipslop - Joseph Writes another letter - Of Several New matters not Expected - Containing many Surprising Adventures - What happened to Joseph During his Sickness at the Inn - Being Very Full of Adventures which Succeeded each Other at the Inn - Showing how Mrs. Tow-Wouse was a Little Mollified - The Escape of the Thief, Mr. Adam's Disappointment - A Pleasant Discourse between the two Parsons and the Bookseller - The History of Betty the Chambermaid and an Account of what Occasioned the Violent Scene in the Preceding Chapter - Book II: Of Divisions in Authors - A Surprising Instance of Mr. Adam's Short memory - The Opinion of Two Lawyers Concerning the Same Gentleman - The History of Leonora, or the Unfortunate Jilt - A Dreadful Quarrel which Happened at the Inn - Conclusion of the Unfortunate Jilt - A Very Short Chapter in which Parson Adams went a Great Way - A Notable Dissertation by Mr. Abraham Adams - In Which the Gentleman Discants on Bravery - Giving an Account of the Strange Catastrophe preceding - What happened to them While Before the Justice - A Very Delightful Adventure - A Dissertation Concerning High People and Low People - An Interview Between Parson Adams and Parson Trulliber - AnAdventure, the Consequence of a new Instance which parson Adams gave of his Forgetfulness - In Which Mr. Adams gave a much Greater Instance of the Honest simplicity of his Heart, than of his Experience in the Ways of this World - A Dialogue Between Mr. Abraham Adams and his Host - Book III: Matter Prefatory in Praise of Biography - A Night Scene, Wherein Several Wonderful Adventures Befel Adams and his Fellow-Travellers - In Which the Gentleman Realtes the History of his Life - A Description of Mr. Wilson's Way of Living. The Tragical Adventure of the Dod and other Grave Matters - A Disputation on Schools held on the Road - Moral Reflections by Joseph Andrews - A Scene of Rosting, very Nicely Adapted to the Present taste and Times - Which some Readers will think too Short and others too Long - Containing as Surprising and Bloody Adventures as can Be found in this or Perhaps any other Authentic History - A Discourse Between the Poet and the Player - The Exhortations of Parson Adams to his Friend in Affliction - More Adventures which we Hope will Please the reader - A Dialogue Between Mr. Abraham Adams and Mr. Peter Pounce - Book IV: The Arrival of Lady Booby and the rest at Booby-Hall - A Dialogue Between Mr. Abraham Adams and the Lady Booby - What Passed Between the Lady and Lawyer Scout - The Arrival of Mr. Booby and his Lady - Containing Justice Business - Of Which you are Desired to Read no More than you Like - Philosophical Reflections - A Discourse between Mr. Adams, Mrs. Adams, Joseph and Fanny - A Visit which the Polite Lady Booby and Her Polite Friend Paid to the Parson - The History of the Two friends - In Which the History is Continued - Where the Good-Natured Reader will seeSomething which will Give him No Great Pleasure - The History Returns to the Lady Booby - Containing Several Curious Night-Adventures - The Arrival of Gaffar and Gammar Andrews - Being the last, in Which this True History is Brought to a happy Conclusion

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Published in 1742 and defined by Fielding as a "comic epic poem in prose", it is the story of a good-natured footman's adventures on the road home from London with his friend and mentor, the absent-minded parson Abraham Adams.

Part of Joseph Andrews series by Henry Fielding. Portrait of fielding, from bust in the shire hall, taunton "Joseph, I am sorry to hear such complaints against you" the hostler presented him a bill joseph thanked her on his knees.

Published by Everyman. Book Description Everyman. Condition: New. Begun as a parody of Richardson's moralistic and sentimental novel "Pamela", Joseph Andrews grew under Fielding's hand into a satirical fiction in its own right. ISBN 10: 1857151135 ISBN 13: 9781857151138. In the story, the virtuous hero is overshadowed by the rumbustious portrait of Parson Adams. Num Pages: 448 pages.

Release Date:January 1958.

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Joseph, at the age of ten, becomes the apprentice of a man named Thomas Booby Shocked by their advances, chaste and innocent Joseph spurs their every attempt at seduction.

Joseph, at the age of ten, becomes the apprentice of a man named Thomas Booby. But as he grows into a handsome young man, he begins to catch the eyes of Lady Booby, Sir Thomas's wife, and her servant, Mrs. Slipslop. Shocked by their advances, chaste and innocent Joseph spurs their every attempt at seduction. Insulted by his continuous rejection, Lady Booby fires Joseph and turns him out into the streets. Freed from his lecherous employer, his sets off on a journey to visit his beloved Fanny Goodwill.

Tom Jones (Everyman's Library Classics Series). Henry Fielding (1707 - 54) started his career as a playwright until his outspoken satirical plays so annoyed Walpole's Government that a new Licensing Act was introduced to drive him from the stage. He turned to writing various 'comic epics in prose', including SHAMELA (1741), JOSEPH ANDREWS (1742) and TOM JONES (1749).

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This book makes for good reading many times over. I have read it twice before with pleasure.
lets go baby
Had to read it for ap english summer assignment. It's a weird little story with a few good laughs.
I bought this book for one of my literature classes at the beginning of the term (It was the last book on the syllabus) because it was only available online and no longer in printing production. The book arrived late compared to when it was supposed to arrive ( I live in OR and the book was coming from CA). Other than that, I was satisfied with my purchase overall.
Second only to Voltaire's Candide: Or Optimism (Penguin Classics), Henry Fielding's Joseph Andrews is the funniest, most intelligent, satirical commentary I've ever read. Actually, let's get rid of the qualifiers, Joseph Andrews is one of the two funniest books I've ever read. (I first read it in college and it introduced me to the idea that important old books could also be highly entertaining, interesting, and illuminating.)

The book was first published in 1742 under the title "The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews, and of His Friend Mr. Abraham Adams" to some controversy. Fielding did not hesitate to poke merciless fun at just about everything 'respectable': religion, the law, lords and ladies, and sexual mores. Fielding attacked the moral hypocrisy of Joseph Richardson's popular Pamela: Or Virtue Rewarded (Oxford World's Classics). (Fielding also wrote a short work, Shamela, that was a direct response to Pamela. Shamela is often sold together with Joseph Andrews See e.g., Joseph Andrews and Shamela (Penguin Classics).) Pamela created a huge literary controversy; Shamela and Joseph Andrews were just two of many mocking responses, although few others survive (see, e.g. Anti-Pamela and Shamela).

Joseph (who is Pamela's brother!) is a genial but naïve rustic and a footman in the service of Lady Booby (wink, wink, nudge, nudge). When Joseph rejects her very direct and bawdy advances, Lady Booby sends him packing. Joseph then begins walking home from London to the country to seek out (and marry) Fanny Goodwill, his lifelong sweetheart. Along the way he meets his hometown friend the amiable and forgetful Parson Abraham Adams. Parson Adams is on his way to London to sell his sermons for publication. When Adams discovers he has forgotten to pack said sermons, he and Joseph decide to travel home together. The trip is the departure point for many adventures and mishaps that expose the society's hypocrisy and inequities. Along the way, the reader meets many colorful characters whose pretensions often land them in dire circumstances - furnishing much hilarity to us.

Fielding purported to aim at nothing less the invention of a new literary form, the "comic epic-poem in prose". He says in his Preface, "it may not be improper to premise a few words concerning this kind of writing, which I do not remember to have seen hitherto attempted in our language." Fielding, however, was also known to write 'serio-comic', ironic introductions to his works, so some caution is in order. Nonetheless, the Preface accurately describes his "comic epic-poem in prose" as "differing from comedy, as the serious epic from tragedy: its action being more extended and comprehensive; containing a much larger circle of incidents, and introducing a greater variety of characters. It differs from the serious romance in its fable and action, in this: that as in the one these are grave and solemn, so in the other they are light and ridiculous; it differs in its characters, by introducing persons of inferiour rank, and consequently of inferiour manners, whereas the grave romance sets the highest before us; lastly in its sentiments and diction; by preserving the ludicrous instead of the sublime."

Absolutely the highest possible recommendation.
English language at its richest and the magnificent voice of Rufus Sewell - what a combination. Rufus manipulates his polyphonic tones to render each and every character in each and every situation to exactly the right timber, tone and inflection. I swear, he can speak in three-part harmony. Loved every minute of this recording so much that when I finished it, I turned right around and listened to it again. And that's something I've never done before and am not likely to ever do again,
Tori Texer
Henry Fielding has written a very funny novel that attacks the hypocrisy and vanity of the times (around 1740's London). Just about every character in the novel suffers from one or both of these traits. The barbs the author throws at these characters are often hilarious. His writing style is a treasure, and his sentence structure is overloaded (lots of commas, semicolons, dashes, etc. in his sentences). Furthermore, the author quite readily goes off on very long tangents.

For example, the main characters Joseph Andrews, his friend Parson Adams, and Joseph's love Fanny, happen upon the home of a very noble gentleman. The book then goes and liberally describes the history of this man they met - which really has nothing to do with the novel (at least at the time it occurs). Now that I think about it, this wasn't an unnecessary tangent, as it has meaning at the very end of the novel.

Nonetheless, there are many instances in the novel where the main character happen upon someone, or someplace, and all of the sudden we are fully thrust into this direction that takes us away from the simple journey of these characters. This stream of consciousness is seen in the later novels of Thomas Pynchon - and this is important to me as Pynchon is one of my favorite authors. As I read the novel, I really felt a strong presence of Pynchon's novel "Mason and Dixon".

Now, Fielding writes in a very fluent, and complex dialogue which I found a little easier to read in a flowing way than I felt with Pynchon. His flowery wording perfectly describes scenes, people, and attitudes, and the laughs are much funnier with his writing style than if told straight up.

Everyone is exposed as a hypocrite or quite vain, except for Joseph Andrews himself. It's evident that the author uses him as a paradigm for how to behave in this world. Parson Adams comes a close second, but even he suffers from some of the things he preaches against. Fanny doesn't really do much but look pretty and serves primarily as Joseph's love interest - although I believe the author indicates that she is very virtuous.

The primary plot of the novel involves a journey by Joseph and Parson Adams, and the adventures they get into along the way. Near the end of the novel, it shifts focus to some elderly ladies who fancy Joseph to the degree that they lose all sense of propriety in trying to have him. Additionally, the supposed gentlemen of their relation desire to have Fanny. If I had to hazard a guess, I would say the author is indicating that the only people who are good enough for either Fanny or Joseph are Joseph and Fanny, as they seem to be the only ones lacking in either vanity or hypocrisy. Additionally, each of those two hold onto their virginity, waiting for their impending marriage (which is not a sure thing as the novel shows).

The ending of the novel allows for what the author promises at the beginning of the novel, and that is in the realm of the ridiculous. This part of the novel - I don't want to say much - had to be the inspiration for some of our situational comedies of today.

Please read this novel, if for no other reason, because it can be screamingly funny in parts - I laughed out loud in several places.

As a last note, the themes addressed by Fielding are very relevant today, so this novel has a certain timelessness to it - but just know that it does occur in the 1740's, so there will be some things common to that time which are unusual to someone not acquainted with London in that time period. But the writing is so good and easy to understand, that I don't think it will be much of a problem.