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History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews, The, A Longman Cultural Edition, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Henry Fielding, Adam Potkay

Published by Longman

Published Date: Mar 23, 2010

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From Longman's Cultural Editions series, The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews, edited by Andrew Potkay, presents Henry Fielding's classic work along with a critical introduction and contextual materials on and from the period.  The text presented here is the third edition of March 1743, the most reliable and authoritative edition to appear in Fielding's time. 


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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

About This Edition


            A Note on Money in Fielding’s Novel

            A Note on Fielding’s Punctuation and Style


Henry Fielding: Table of Dates



The History of the Adventures of JOSEPH ANDREWS, and of his Friend Mr. Abraham Adams



Table of Contents

Book 1

Book 2

Book 3

Book 4




            The Romance Tradition


HELIODORUS, from The Adventures of Theagenes and Chariclia

CERVANTES, from The History of the Renowned Don Quixote de la Mancha

            “Of Don Quixote’s first Sally"

            On “Books of Knight-Errantry” and the Epic in Prose

PAUL SCARRON, from Le Roman Comique


            Ethics and Theology


JOHN TILLOTSON, from Sermon XVIII, “The Example of Jesus in Doing Good"

ANTHONY ASHELY COOPER, third earl of SHAFTESBURY, from An Inquiry concerning Virtue and Merit

HENRY FIELDING, from The Champion (March 27, 1740)

HENRY FIELDING, from Essay on the Knowledge of the Characters of Men

GEORGE WHITEFIELD, from Sermon, “Of our New Birth in Christ Jesus"


            The Psychology of Laughter


From JOSEPH ADDISON, Spectator no. 47 (April 24, 1711)


            What Contemporaries Said


PIERRE-FRANCOIS GUYOT DESFONTAINES, review of Joseph Andrews (July 1743)

FRANCIS COVENTRY, from An Essay on the New Species of Writing founded by Mr. Fielding

SARAH FIELDING, from The Cry: A New Dramatic Fable

JAMES BOSWELL, from The Life of Dr. Johnson


Further Reading

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