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Errors and Reconciliations
Marriage in the Plays and Novels of Henry Fielding





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ISBN 9780367666927
September 30, 2020 Forthcoming by Routledge
254 Pages

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Book Description

Henry Fielding is most well-known for his monumental novel Tom Jones. Though not necessarily common knowledge, Henry Fielding started his literary career as a dramatist and eventually transitioned to writing novels. Though vastly different in their approach and subject, there is a common thread in Fielding’s work that spanned his career: marriage. Errors and Reconciliations: Marriage in the Plays and Novels of Henry Fielding explores this theme, focusing on Fielding’s fascination with matrimony and the ever-present paradoxical nature of marriage in the first half of the eighteenth-century, as a state easily attained but nearly impossible to escape.

Table of Contents

Section 1: Fielding’s Theatrical Productions between 1728 and 1737



Chapter 1: An Examination of Fielding’s 9 Year Dramatic Career



Chapter 2: Fielding’s Transition between Theatre and Prose Fiction



Section 2: Early Novels between 1741 and 1746



Chapter 3: Shamela



Chapter 4: Jonathan Wild



Chapter Five: The Female Husband



Section 3: Tom Jones and Amelia, Novels of Fielding’s Maturity



Chapter 6: Tom Jones



Chapter 7: Amelia

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Biography

Anaclara Castro teaches English Literature at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). She obtained her PhD at the University of York, UK in 2014. She has published academic articles on Henry Fielding, Lawrence Sterne, and William Hogarth. She is interested in the relations between the theatre and the novel in the long eighteenth century.