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Fielding, Henry

Born: 22-4-1707 at Glastonbury in Somerset
Died: 8-10-1754

Summary of Biography

In the beginning of his career, Henry Fielding wrote for the theatre. He was critical of Walpole's government in his plays, and his satire led directly to the Licensing Act of 1737. He was also a Justice of the Peace and only began writing novels to satirize the works of Samuel Richardson, but today he is best known for his novels, especially Tom Jones (1749), which is considered one of the greatest comic novels ever written in the English language.

Biography

In the beginning of his career, Henry Fielding wrote for the theatre.  He was critical of Walpole's government in his plays, and his satire led directly to the Licensing Act of 1737.  He was also a Justice of the Peace and only began writing novels to satirize the works of Samuel Richardson, but today he is best known for his novels, especially Tom Jones (1749), which is considered one of the greatest comic novels ever written in the English language.

This section contains 7 books
Pasquin
Pasquin


US$ 14.99
The History of the Life of the Late Mr. Jonathan Wild the Great
The History of the Life of the Late Mr. Jonathan Wild the Great


US$ 24.99
Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon
Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon


US$ 18.99
A Journey from this World to the Next
A Journey from this World to the Next


US$ 19.99
The History of Tom Jones
The History of Tom Jones


US$ 110.97
Joseph Andrews
Joseph Andrews


US$ 36.99
Amelia
Amelia


US$ 54.98