By Jennifer Preston Wilson,Elizabeth Kraft

The works of Henry Fielding, although written approximately 300 years in the past, hold their feel of comedy and innovation within the face of culture, and so they simply have interaction the twenty-first-century scholar with many features of eighteenth-century lifestyles: commute, resorts, masquerades, political and non secular factions, the '45, prisons and the felony approach, gender beliefs and realities, social class.

Part 1 of this quantity, "Materials," discusses the on hand variations of Joseph Andrews, Tom Jones, Shamela, Jonathan Wild, and Amelia; indicates important serious and contextual works for educating them; and recommends valuable audiovisual and digital assets. The essays of half 2, "Approaches," reveal that some of the tools and versions used for one novel--the romance culture, Fielding's felony and journalistic writing, his suggestions as a playwright, the guidelines of Machiavelli--can be tailored to others.

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