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Joseph Andrews

Joseph Andrews by Henry Fielding
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Joseph Andrews ... was the first published full-length novel of the English author and magistrate Henry Fielding, and indeed among the first novels in the English language. Published in 1742 and defined by Fielding as a ‘comic romance,’ it is the story of a good-natured footman's adventures on the road home from London with his friend and mentor, the absent-minded parson Abraham Adams.

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THE WORKS OF HENRY FIELDING

EDITED BY GEORGE SAINTSBURY

IN TWELVE VOLUMES

VOL. I.

JOSEPH ANDREWS

VOL. I.

CONTENTS.

INTRODUCTION.

PREFACE.

BOOK I.

CHAPTER I. Of writing lives in general, and particularly of Pamela, with a word by the bye of Colley Cibber and others

CHAPTER II. Of Mr Joseph Andrews, his birth, parentage, education, and great endowments, with a word or two concerning ancestors

CHAPTER III. Of Mr Abraham Adams the curate, Mrs Slipslop the chambermaid, and others

CHAPTER IV. What happened after their journey to London

CHAPTER V. The death of Sir Thomas Booby, with the affectionate and mournful behaviour of his widow, and the great purity of Joseph Andrews

CHAPTER VI. How Joseph Andrews writ a letter to his sister Pamela

CHAPTER VII. Sayings of wise men. A dialogue between the lady and her maid; and a panegyric, or rather satire, on the passion of love, in the sublime style

CHAPTER VIII. In which, after some very fine writing, the history goes on, and relates the interview between the lady and Joseph; where the latter hath set an example which we despair of seeing followed by his sex in this vicious age

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