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作者 Cleary, Thomas R
書名 Henry Fielding : A Political Writer
出版項 Waterloo, ON : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 1984
©1984
國際標準書號 9780889208582 (electronic bk.)
9780889201316
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說明 1 online resource (366 pages)
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附註 Intro -- Contents -- List of Abbreviations -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- One. Prolegomena: George Lyttelton, the Broad-Bottoms, and the Pattern of Fielding's Political Career -- Two. Fielding's Early Career: 1728-35 -- 1. The Pattern -- 2. The Young Wit, 1728-30 -- 3. A Political Experiment in Four Phases, 1730-31 -- 4. A Retreat from Politics, 1732-33 -- 5. A Tentative Return to Politics and Dramatic Disasters, 1734-35 -- Three. Pasquin and the Haymarket: 1736-37 -- Four. The Final Assault on Walpole: 1739-42 -- Five. Fielding and the "New" Opposition: 1742-44 -- Six. Fielding and the Jacobites, 1745-49: The True Patriot to Tom Jones -- Seven. The Final Phase: 1749-54 -- Notes -- Selective Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z
An accurate and comprehensive study of the political aspects of Fielding's art has been sorely needed. As a result of decades of work by literary scholars and a series of great historians, such a study is finally possible. This volume addresses that need, and, in the light of a recent revival of interest in Fielding's work, it arrives most opportunely. The author offers here a wide-ranging focus and a firm grip on the shifting complexities of Fielding's political situations?the loyalties and enmities, factional alignments and fractious rhetoric?that allow a satisfactory understanding of Fielding's political writing. Political writing in Fielding's day, as in ours, was topical, concerned with evanescent problems and day-to-day needs that were familiar to contemporaries, but that are now recaptured only with greatest difficulty. This study constitutes a thorough reconstruction of Fielding's political context and extricates from the context Fielding's own political endeavours. Cleary's work will make many of Felding's previously unstudied work accessible to students and scholars of eighteenth-century English literature. A necessary point of reference to both literary specialists and historians concerned with eighteenth-century England
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: Cleary, Thomas R. Henry Fielding : A Political Writer Waterloo, ON : Wilfrid Laurier University Press,c1984 9780889201316
主題 Fielding, Henry, -- 1707-1754 -- Political and social views.;Politics and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.;Political fiction, English -- History and criticism
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