Joseph Andrews (Penguin Classics)

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Joseph Andrews, brother to the famously moralistic Pamela, follows her example by steadfastly clinging to his virtue and refusing the clamorous sexual demands of women. A series of adventures ensues, with Parson Adams as his comical sidekick.

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"This edition of Joseph Andrews is an excellent introduction to Fielding as well as a fine edition of his first novel. . . . The substantial extracts from Shamela and Fielding's other writings are supported by an invaluable section on social history and by passages from influential contemporaries."--Jim Mclaverty

"Paul Scanlon's edition of Fielding's first novel -- and the first comic novel in English -- amounts to a complete kit: a student-friendly text (with capitals and italics normalized), brief and illuminating footnotes, a comprehensive, lucid Introduction, a seven-page Bibliography, and a 113-page treasure-house of appendices containing generous samples of Richardson's Pamela and Fielding's Shamela, excerpts from Fielding's comic models (such as the Maritornes passage from Don Quixote) and from Fielding's other writings (including essay-chapters from Tom Jones), and fascinating sections on the novel's publication history, contemporary responses to it, and "A Social History of the Times" dealing with dress, eating and drinking habits, servants, stagecoaches and inns, laws and courts, education, and the like. This edition is a model of useful scholarship."--Bruce Stovel

"Paul Scanlon's edition of Fielding's first novel--and the first comic novel in English--amounts to a complete kit: a student-friendly text (with capitals and italics normalized), brief and illuminating footnotes, a comprehensive, lucid Introduction, a seven-page Bibliography, and a 113-page treasure-house of appendices containing generous samples of Richardson's Pamela and Fielding's Shamela, excerpts from Fielding's comic models (such as the Maritornes passage from Don Quixote) and from Fielding's other writings (including essay-chapters from Tom Jones), and fascinating sections on the novel's publication history, contemporary responses to it, and "A Social History of the Times" dealing with dress, eating and drinking habits, servants, stagecoaches and inns, laws and courts, education, and the like. This edition is a model of useful scholarship." -- Bruce Stovel, University Of Alberta

"This edition of Joseph Andrews is an excellent introduction to Fielding as well as a fine edition of his first novel. ... The substantial extracts from Shamela and Fielding's other writings are supported by an invaluable section on social history and by passages from influential contemporaries." -- Jim Mclaverty, Keele University

"Paul Scanlon's edition of Fielding's first novel--and the first comic novel in English--amounts to a complete kit: a student-friendly text (with capitals and italics normalized), brief and illuminating footnotes, a comprehensive, lucid Introduction, a seven-page Bibliography, and a 113-page treasure-house of appendices containing generous samples of Richardson's Pamela and Fielding's Shamela, excerpts from Fielding's comic models (such as the Maritornes passage from Don Quixote) and from Fielding's other writings (including essay-chapters from Tom Jones), and fascinating sections on the novel's publication history, contemporary responses to it, and "A Social History of the Times" dealing with dress, eating and drinking habits, servants, stagecoaches and inns, laws and courts, education, and the like. This edition is a model of useful scholarship." -- Bruce Stovel, University Of Alberta

"This edition of Joseph Andrews is an excellent introduction to Fielding as well as a fine edition of his first novel. ... The substantial extracts from Shamela and Fielding's other writings are supported by an invaluable section on social history and by passages from influential contemporaries." -- Jim Mclaverty, Keele University

Review:

"This edition is a model of useful scholarship." -- Bruce Stovel, University Of Alberta

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