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.

Aside from his literary achievements, he has a significant place in the history of law-enforcement, having founded (with his half-brother John) what some have called London's first police force, the Bow Street Runners, using his authority as a magistrate. His younger sister, Sarah, also became a successful writer.

Read more about Henry Fielding:  Writer: Dramatist and Novelist, Marriages, The Law: Jurist and Magistrate, Partial List of Works

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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 ...
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 ... 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 ... However, 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 ...
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" ... 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 ...
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 the book) ... 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 ...

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    [T]here is no situation so deplorable ... as that of a gentlewoman in real poverty.... Birth, family, and education become misfortunes when we cannot attain some means of supporting ourselves in the station they throw us into. Our friends and former acquaintances look on it as a disgrace to own us.... If we were to attempt getting our living by any trade, people in that station would think we were endeavoring to take their bread out of their mouths.
    —Sarah Fielding (1710–1768)