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Joseph Andrews and Shamela
By Henry Fielding and Judith Hawley (editor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin Classics
Publication date November 1, 1999
Pages 389
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780140433869
ISBN-10 0140433864
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.62 lbs.
Original list price $11.00
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
In 'Joseph Andrews,' footboy Joseph loses his place when he rejects Lady Booby's advances, commencing a comic odyssey of robbery, poverty, and sexual viciousness; and in 'Shamela,' the author extends the parody of Samuel Richardson's 'Pamela' begun in 'Joseph Andrews.' (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description: ‘Kissing, Joseph, is but a Prologue to a Play. Can I believe a young Fellow of your Age and Complexion will be content with Kissing?’

Joseph Andrews, Henry Fielding’s first full-length novel, depicts the many colourful and often hilarious adventures of a comically chaste servant. After being sacked for spurning the lascivious Lady Booby, Joseph takes to the road, accompanied by his beloved Fanny Goodwill, a much-put-upon foundling girl, and Parson Adams, a man often duped and humiliated, but still a model of Christian charity. In the boisterous short tale Shamela, a brilliant parody of Richardson’s Pamela, the spirited and sexually honest heroine uses coyness and mock modesty to catch herself a rich husband. Together these works anticipate Fielding’s great comic epic Tom Jones, with their amiable good humour and pointed social satire.

Judith Hawley’s introduction compares the works of Fielding and Richardson, and discusses sex and class relations, and the literary and political world of the time. This volume also includes a chronology and suggestions for further reading.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780460004671
 
from J M Dent & Sons Ltd (June 1, 1975)
9780460004671 | details & prices | List price $8.95
About: Henry Fielding (1707-54) turned to novel-writing when his outspoken satirical plays so annoyed Walpole's Government that a new Licensing Act was introduced to drive him from the stage.
Paperback
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from Digireads.Com (January 30, 2009)
9781420933352 | details & prices | 222 pages | List price $8.99
This edition also contains Joseph Andrews and Shamela
The price comparison is for this edition
With Judith Hawley (other contributor) | Reprint edition from Penguin Classics (November 1, 1999)
9780140433869 | details & prices | 389 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.62 lbs | List price $11.00
About: In 'Joseph Andrews,' footboy Joseph loses his place when he rejects Lady Booby's advances, commencing a comic odyssey of robbery, poverty, and sexual viciousness; and in 'Shamela,' the author extends the parody of Samuel Richardson's 'Pamela' begun in 'Joseph Andrews.
With Douglas (Editor) Brook-Davies (other contributor), Alfred Music Publishing Co., Inc. (other contributor), Martin C. (Editor) Ballestin (other contributor) | 2nd edition from Oxford Univ Pr (January 1, 1999)
9780192834287 | details & prices | List price $6.95
This edition also contains The Complete Idiot's Guide to Acoustic Guitar Hits: You Can Play Your Favorite Songs
About: Part of the "Everyman" series which has been re-set with wide margins for notes and easy-to-read type.
With Arthur Humphreys (other contributor), John Denfoss | Revised edition from Everymans Library (October 1, 1993)
9780460873857 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $7.95
This edition also contains Senza Respiro
About: Part of the "Everyman" series which has been re-set with wide margins for notes and easy-to-read type.
from Everyman (January 15, 1991); titled "Joseph Andrews & Shamela"
9780460025003 | details & prices | List price $6.95
This edition also contains Joseph Andrews and Shamela
About: 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.
With Andy Lymer | from Oxford Univ Pr (June 23, 1988)
9780192815507 | details & prices | 5.00 × 7.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $6.95
This edition also contains Small Business Accounting
About: Joseph Andrews, Fielding's first novel, and Shamela, a splendidly bawdy parody of Richardson's Pamela, tellingly reveal Fielding's great comic gifts.
from Houghton Mifflin College Div (January 2, 1961)
9780395051504 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $33.95
About: Part of the "Everyman" series which has been re-set with wide margins for notes and easy-to-read type.
Prebinding
from Turtleback Books (October 1, 1999)
9780808576587 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $18.10
About: Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index.

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