1st Edition

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

ISBN 9781138710283
Published March 26, 2018 by Routledge
270 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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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.