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Joseph Andrews Vol 1

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Joseph Andrews Vol 1 by Fielding Henry Fielding
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There are few amusements more dangerous for an author than the indulgence in ironic descriptions of his own work. If the irony is depreciatory, posterity is but too likely to say, Many a true word is spoken in jest;" if it is encomiastic, the same ruthless and ungrateful critic is but too likely to take it as an involuntary confession of folly and vanity. But when Fielding, in one of his serio-comic introductions to _Tom Jones_, described it as "this prodigious work," he all unintentionally (for he was the least pretentious of men) anticipated the verdict which posterity almost at once, and with ever-increasing suffrage of the best judges as time went on, was about to pass not merely upon this particular book, but upon his whole genius and his whole production as a novelist. His work in other kinds is of a very different order of excellence..."
Release date Australia
September 1st, 2007
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Book Jungle
Pages
176
Dimensions
190x235x10
ISBN-13
9781604240931
Product ID
1934380

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