The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and His Friend Mr. Abraham AdamsBook - 1958
Joseph Andrews, Henry Fielding¿s first full-length novel, depicts the many colourful and often hilarious adventures of a comically chaste servant. After being sacked for spurning the lascivious Lady Booby, Joseph takes to the road, accompanied by his beloved Fanny Goodwill, a much-put-upon foundling girl, and Parson Adams, a man often duped and humiliated, but still a model of Christian charity. In the boisterous short tale Shamela, a brilliant parody of Richardson¿s Pamela, the spirited and sexually honest heroine uses coyness and mock modesty to catch herself a rich husband. Together these works anticipate Fielding¿s great comic epic Tom Jones, with their amiable good humour and pointed social satire.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 1958.
Characteristics: xxvii, 320 p. ;,20 cm.