Henry Fielding wrote both Joseph Andrews () and Shamela () in response to Samuel Richardson’s book Pamela (), of which. FIELDING’S RICHARDSON: SHAMELA, JOSEPH ANDREWS AND PARODY REVISITED1. Joseph Andrews is the first of three novels (Tom Jones and Amelia . Joseph Andrews wasn’t even his first foray into Pamela-land, since he also penned An Apology for the Life of Mrs. Shamela Andrews in You might say that.

Author: Muran Vudogami
Country: Mauritius
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Science
Published (Last): 20 April 2007
Pages: 90
PDF File Size: 13.21 Mb
ePub File Size: 10.17 Mb
ISBN: 724-7-19099-842-6
Downloads: 40003
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Arak

Fielding has a very good way of getting us interested in the main characters.

Fielding’s Richardson : Shamela, Joseph Andrews and Parody Revisited – PersĂ©e

Refresh and try again. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. It is interesting that Fanny is correspondingly and less damagingly said to have “a natural Gentility, superior to the Acquisition of Art. Hence she is once more seen as hypocritical and negative.

Nothing in his andrees casual manner, his immediate context or known outlook, suggests revolt, and the implicit or hidden direction of his emphasis on an “exactest copying” 5 clothed in the distorting garments of burlesque andrrews may perhaps be surmised from the example of Pope. This concept of sober satire is hinted at in the person of Parson Adams, who also figures prominently right there on the title page with that little note about Cervantes.

Wilson, whose career is partly modelled on Fielding’s own. It surfaces in Joseph Andrews in “the Descriptions of the Battles.

But nevertheless, it remains heart-warming and a worthy read. This is a very short and bawdy parody of ‘Pamela’ told through letters between Pamela and her mother.


Joseph Andrews and Shamela : Henry Fielding :

Joseph Andrews satirises personal, political and social practices still seen today. This tilting results in the kind of slapstick humor that most readers mean when they talk about how “funny” the book is.

I LOVE this story – it’s ridiculous, it’s fun, it’s zany, and it’s well-thought-out too! Want to Read saving…. The Oxford Shakespeare William Shakespeare. The convergence of the demotic and the lordly is of particular importance in Shamela, where exuberant use is made of the vulgarities of farcical insult and repartee, notably just before Booby began to offer to touch Shamela’s under-petticoat, when he blew in and found her reading a book, which he took to be “Rochester’s Poems”:.

Views Read Edit View history. Because this book is so old, I would recommend the Oxford World’s Classics edition which has a great introduction and explanatory notes.

The general implication is that, unlike Richardson or the wanton French, a gentlemanly reader, or narrator, is not going to lose his cool over other people’s sexual doings, either in disapproval or in any excessive interest in what went on. These rather brazen slippages tell their own tale. Written and published in the first half of the 18th century, the book looks at the theme of virtue.

Fielding opts for the conservative conclusion of ensuring that discoveries are made that put the lovers back on an equal footing but the point has been made.

Follow the Author

His Forehead was high, his Eyes dark, and as full of Sweetness as of Fire. Joseph stays pure for his true love, Fanny, and a variety of colorful characters enter the story, including the return of Lady Booby and Mrs. Read Samuel Richardson’s “Pamela” first. If Richardson had not existed, Fielding would have had to invent him, as an embodiment of a moral and social outlook, and a literary manner, against and through which he could define his own.


Start reading Joseph Andrews and Shamela on your Shamwla in under a minute. It definitely moved slowly, but hsamela had interesting characters!

We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages samela help you find your new favourite book. Apr 24, Hannah Polley rated it liked it Shelves: While it was a slow read, it was still interesting to learn about the authors viewpoints! Slipslop, the servant to Lady Booby, further pursues him and tells Lady Booby that he is engaged in sexual activities in the house and she promptly dismisses him.

Heroic doings and heroic stupidity are here transposed to a moderately genial context of rural fisticuffs, though the potential rape of the heroine of the novel gives the scene a special urgency, and the mimicry of heroic styles actually turns into an explicit critique of heroic qualities.

According to the introduction Fielding’s meant to be more conservative andrewa Richardson these novels both take their main characters from Richardson’s ‘Pamela’but as far as I can tell, this is an almost meaningless statement. Fielding’s assertion of “exactest copying” 5 against the exaggerations of highflown romances had in any case to be hedged by signals that he was not writing a Pamelaic novel.

I really enjoyed it and must confess that after only reading a sample of the original Pamela I am convinced that I have not missed anything worth my while.