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Henry Fielding's Miscellanies, three volumes of poetry, essays, and satires, have never been studied in detail. Uneven in quality, often highly personal, they offer important insights into the concerns and growth of the English novelist. Mr. Miller has provided a reference guide to the First volume of the three, analyzing the writings and the intellectual traditions in which Fielding worked. Included in Volume One are poetry, formal essays, a translation from the Greek, and several satirical sketches and Lucianic dialogues. Here is Fielding experimenting with literary styles; adumbrated here are many of the themes and methods of the later novels, Tom Jones and Amelia in particular. In recording Fielding's intense moral concerns, his comic genius, and his ironic, incisive portraits of man and society, Volume One of the Miscellanies is a microcosm of his intellectual world.

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Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. vii-xii
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. A Note on Abbreviations and Texts
  2. pp. xv-2
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  1. Chapter I. Circumstances of Publication
  2. pp. 3-28
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  1. Chapter II. Poetry
  2. pp. 29-142
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  1. Chapter III. Essays
  2. pp. 143-271
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  1. Chapter IV. Satires
  2. pp. 272-336
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  1. Chapter V. Translation
  2. pp. 337-364
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  1. Chapter VI. Lucianic Sketches
  2. pp. 365-419
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  1. Chapter VII. Some Concluding Observations
  2. pp. 420-428
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 429-474
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781400886791
Related ISBN
9780691060415
MARC Record
OCLC
1019661744
Pages
490
Launched on MUSE
2018-01-18
Language
English
Open Access
No
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