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Joseph Andrews Vol. 2

By: Henry Fielding
Published By: Double9 Books
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"Joseph Andrews" is a novel written by Henry Fielding. In Volume 2 of the story, the adventures of the eponymous character, Joseph Andrews, continue. After surviving various trials and also tribulations in Volume 1, after that Joseph finds himself in new predicaments in Volume 2. The plot unfolds with Joseph's encounter with Lady Booby, his former employer, who attempts to seduce him. Despite her advances, Joseph remains virtuous and refuses her advances, which leads to his dismissal from her service. Along with his friend Parson Adams, Joseph embarks on a journey filled with comedic incidents and social satire. Throughout the novel, the author satirizes the prevailing social norms and conventions of the time, using humor and wit to criticize the hypocrisy and immorality of the upper classes. The plot is replete with mishaps, misunderstandings, and the humorous interactions between Joseph and various characters. The novel's narrative is interspersed with playful digressions, where Fielding provides commentary on literature, society, and human nature. "Joseph Andrews" is considered one of the earliest and most significant works of the English novel, showcasing Fielding's mastery of characterization, satire, and storytelling.

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Henry Fielding

Henry Fielding (22 April 1707 - 8 October 1754) was an English author, irony writer, and playwright. His comic novel Tom Jones is still widely appreciated. Fielding was born at Sharpham, Somerset, and studied at Eton College, where he friendship with William Pitt the Elder. Theater and literary critic Henry Fielding was the son of Lt Gen Edmund Fieldingwas the child, and his mom died when he was 11. His penury forced him to move to London, where he wrote for the theater and criticized the public authority of Prime Minister Sir Robert Walpole from 1734 to 1739. Theatrical Licensing Act of 1737 is supposed to be a direct reaction to Fielding's political satire. His later books use the everyday truth of character and action rather than tales. The Female Husband (1746) fictionalizes a case where a female transvestite was pursued duping another woman into marriage. The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling (1749) is a meticulous comic book with elements of the picaresque and Bildungsroman. He displayed the heroines of Tom Jones and of Amelia on his wife Charlotte Craddock, who died in 1744. Fielding married his previous housekeeper Mary Daniel, who was pregnant, three years after Charlotte's death.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 166Pages
  • ISBN-10:9359396346
  • ISBN-13:9789359396347
  • Item Weight: 249g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 9.50mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / General