A Henry Fielding Companion

Synopsis

Best known as the author of Joseph Andrews (1742), Tom Jones (1749), and Amelia (1751), Henry Fielding was one of the most important pioneering English novelists, and his works continue to hold a central place in the literary canon. This reference book is a comprehensive guide to his life and writings. The volume is organized in several broad sections devoted to his residences, family and household, historical figures and literary influences, works, themes, and characters. Each section provides entries for individual items, many of which are accompanied by bibliographical references. The volume begins with a brief introductory essay and chronology and concludes with extensive bibliographical material. The sectional organization of the book invites study of particular aspects of Fielding's career, while an index provides convenient alphabetical access to the entries.

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