|Blifil as Tartuffe: The Dialogic Comedy of Tom Jones
||Many modern interpreters of Fielding's novels, reading his declaration in the Preface to Joseph Andrews that “a comic Romance is a comic Epic-Poem in Prose,” emphasize the epic or the romance as the basis of his achievement.1 Howeve...
|Comedy and the “Tragic Complexion” of Tom Jones
||Tony Richardson's 1963 film Tom Jones contains an image not explicitly authorized by Fielding?s novel: Tom, with a noose around his neck, being hanged. Fortuitously, he is rescued by Squire Western before gravity takes its toll. Although consi...
|The English Lineage Of Diedrich Knickerbocker
||The narrator of Washington Irving's A History of New York, an
odd, inquisitive gentleman named Diedrich Knickerbocker, who allegedly disappeared in I809, leaving behind him the manuscript of
this "only Authentic History of the Times that hat...
|Mr. Review on the "Glorious" Tatler and the "Inimitable" Spectator
||No other contemporary prose writer of comparable stature commented so often in print on the Tatler and the Spectator as Daniel Defoe. From June 1709 until June 1713 he discussed or mentioned them in twenty- five separate issues of his <...
|Publication of the Censor
||BONAMY DOBREE in English Literature in the Early Eighteenth Century 1700-1740 (Oxford, 1959), perpetuated an earlier error in periodical history by referring to the Censor as 'papers contributed to Mist's Weekly Journal, 1717' (p...
|Sentimental Economies in The School for Scandal
||Richard Brinsley Sheridan's The School for Scandal, which premiered on
8 May 1777, demonstrates a central fimction of eighteenth-century literary texts, as
described by Mary Poovey: "to mediate value-that is, to help people understand
|The Social Design Of Fielding's Novels
||During the last two decades we have received a "definitive" reading from two editors of the Wesleyan Edition of the Works of Henry Fielding to complement definitive editions of Joseph Andrews and Tom Jones. According to Martin C. Battes...
|Tatler No. 260 and Tristram Shandy
||Noses are prominent in Volumes III and IV of Tristram Shandy — Tristram's crushed nose, his great-grandfather's short nose, the stranger's attractive nose in "Slawkenbergius's Tale," and a "chapter of noses." Although Swift's bawdy use of ears...
|The World According to Paul: Comedy and Theology in “Joseph Andrews”
||ALTHOUGH THE CHRISTIAN CONTEXT of Fielding?s first novel and its comic techniques have been much discussed, I propose to combine these perspectives, to interpret the novel?s comedy through a biblical passage, I Corinthians 3: 18-19, which, given the ...