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- Henry Fielding (Critical Survey of Drama, Second Revised Edition)
- Henry Fielding (Cyclopedia of World Authors, Fourth Revised Edition)
- Henry Fielding (Dictionary of World Biography: The 17th and 18th Centuries)
- Henry Fielding (Critical Survey of Long Fiction, Fourth Edition)
At a glance:
- Author: Henry Fielding
- First Published: 1742
- Type of Work: Novel
- Type of Plot: Social realism
- Setting: England
- Characters: Joseph Andrews, Pamela Andrews, Lady Booby, Fanny, Mrs. Slipslop, Parson Adams
- Genres: Long fiction, Satire, Picaresque fiction, Parody, Sentimental fiction, Novel
- Subjects: Traveling or travelers, Love or romance, Mistaken or secret identity, Manners or customs, England or English people, Eighteenth century, Servants, Clergy, Satire, Pretensions, Nobility
- Locales: Europe, London, England, Somerset, England, United Kingdom
For ten or eleven years, Joseph Andrews was in the service of Sir Thomas Booby, the uncle of Squire Booby, who was married to the virtuous Pamela, Joseph’s sister. When Lord Booby dies, Joseph at first remains in the employ of Lady Booby as her footman. This lady, much older than her twenty-one-year-old servant and apparently little disturbed by her husband’s death, is attracted to the pleasant-mannered, handsome young man. Joseph, however, is as virtuous as his famous sister, and when Lady Booby’s advances become such that even his innocence can no longer...
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