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A Week in Literary History

April 22nd, 2002

English novelist Henry Fielding (The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, 1749) is born near Glastonbury, in Somerset, in 1707.

Henry Fielding, b. April 22, 1707, d. 1754

Fielding burst on the literary scene as a parodist, with Joseph Andrews, in which the brother of the heroine of Samuel Richardson’s prissy novel Pamela undergoes a series of decidely unprissy adventures. Thereafter, Fielding cemented his reputation with three rollicking, picaresque tales before his untimely death.

Suggested Reading Novels The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews, and his Friend Mr. Abraham Adams, 1742. The History of the Life of the Late Mr. Jonathan Wild the Great, 1743. Tom Jones, the History of a Foundling, 1749. Amelia, 1751. Travel The Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon, 1755.

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