Who is Henry Fielding?

  • (noun): English novelist and dramatist (1707-1754).
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Henry Fielding

Henry Fielding (22 April 1707 – 8 October 1754) was an English novelist and dramatist known for his rich earthy humour and satirical prowess, and as the author of the novel Tom Jones.

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Sarah Fielding - Writing Career
... In the 1740s, Sarah Fielding moved to London, sometimes living with her sisters and sometimes with her brother Henry and his family ... In 1742, Henry Fielding published Joseph Andrews, and Sarah is often credited with having written the letter from Leonora to Horatio (two of the characters in ... In 1743, Fielding published his Miscellanies (containing his life of Jonathan Wild), and Sarah may have written its narrative of the life of Anne Boleyn ...
18th Century In Literature - By Year
... In 1707, Henry Fielding was born (22 April) and his sister Sarah Fielding was born 3 years later on 8 November 1710. 1749 Henry Fielding published The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling. 1754 Henry Fielding died 8 October ...
The Hilliad - Background
... Before the publication of the Poems, Henry Fielding and John Hill were involved with a dispute involving many London writers ... Henry Fielding started a "paper war" in the first issue of The Covent-Garden Journal (4 January 1752) against "hack writers" ... claimed in the London Daily Advertiser (9 January 1752) that Henry Fielding proposed a fake paper war that would involve them "giving Blows that would not hurt, and sharing the Advantage in Silence." Such an event is ...
Henry Fielding - Partial List of Works
... The Masquerade – a poem (Fielding's first publication) Love in Several Masques – play, 1728 Rape upon Rape – play, 1730 ...
Augustan Literature - Prose - The Novel
... The work drew a nearly instantaneous set of satires, of which Henry Fielding's Shamela, or an Apology for the Life of Miss Shamela Andrews (1742) is the most memorable ... Fielding continued to bait Richardson with Joseph Andrews (1742), the tale of Shamela's brother, Joseph, who goes through his life trying to protect his own virginity ... Joseph Andrews is not a parody of Richardson, for Fielding proposed his belief in "good nature," which is a quality of inherent virtue that is independent of class ...

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    Fielding being mentioned, Johnson exclaimed, “he was a blockhead ....” BOSWELL. “Will you not allow, Sir, that he draws very natural pictures of human life?” JOHNSON. “Why, Sir, it is of very low life. Richardson used to say, that had he not known who Fielding was, he should have believed he was an ostler.”
    Samuel Johnson (1709–1784)