Amelia This is a pre historical reproduction that was curated for quality Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digiti

  • Title: Amelia
  • Author: Henry Fielding
  • ISBN: 9781426413803
  • Page: 416
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. Henry Fielding

      Henry Fielding was born in Somerset in 1707 The son of an army lieutenant and a judge s daughter, he was educated at Eton School and the University of Leiden before returning to England where he wrote a series of farces, operas and light comedies.Fielding formed his own company and was running the Little Theatre, Haymarket, when one of his satirical plays began to upset the government The passing of the Theatrical Licensing Act in 1737 effectively ended Fielding s career as a playwright.In 1739 Fielding turned to journalism and became editor of The Champion He also began writing novels, including The Adventures of Joseph Andrews 1742 , Abraham Adams 1742 and Jonathan Wild 1743.Fielding was made a justice of the peace for Westminster and Middlesex in 1748 He campaigned against legal corruption and helped his half brother, Sir John Fielding, establish the Bow Street Runners.In 1749 Fielding s novel, The History of Tom Jones was published to public acclaim Critics agree that it is one of the greatest comic novels in the English language Fielding followed this success with another well received novel, Amelia 1751.Fielding continued as a journalist and his satirical journal, Covent Garden, continued to upset those in power Throughout his life, Fielding suffered from poor health and by 1752 he could not move without the help of crutches In an attempt to overcome his health problems, Henry Fielding went to live in Portugal but this was not successful and he died in Lisbon in 1754.

    234 thoughts on “Amelia”

    1. I did not read this extremely sketchy looking version, but doesn t have the Broadview edition, so whatever Oh man, this book The female characters thing tripped me up again because the impossibly good titular character a patient Griselda for a new era is married to a total deadbeat who cheats on her within the first 30 pages I hated him with an impressive intensity, and he is the hero of the book, so that caused me some problems Amelia is a masochist who stays with her stupid husband for some in [...]

    2. Amelia Harris,a beautiful rich girl, meets a handsome poor boy, William Booth, naturally they fall in love.Her mother a well to do widow ,of course , doesn t like the match.She considers Booth, an officer in the British Army a fortune hunter Amelia elopes with William anyway.Being cut off by Mrs Harris, delighting her evil sister and rival Betty the young couple, live day to day with little money.Booth while trying to be a good samaritan, helping a man in a street brawl, is arrested Sent to pris [...]

    3. Fielding s single best book is probably Joseph Andrews but this one is notable because he moved on from satirizing the nascent modern novel form and instead used it to peddle his views on certain social issues of the time.That leads to some rather long dialog passages in which in the guise of conversation expository lectures are given on the justice system, its penal arm, specifically debtors prison, the police of the time you ll recall Fielding founded the Bow Street Runners , Christian virtue [...]

    4. More like 3.5 stars Slightly sloggish, but seems to me to be one of Fielding better works Tom Jones being his best known novel, Amelia is a strong counter to the direction and characters represented in Tom Jones While some may react to what could be perceived as misogyny in the book, I found an overall feminist sentiment Fielding s female characters in Amelia are intelligent and strong even in Amelia herself, as she forgives William copious wrongs, is strong in her convictions Granted Amelia is [...]

    5. In Fielding s earlier novels Joseph Andrews and Tom Jones , the story ends happily with our hero and heroine getting married, but the reader may well wonder what happened to them after their marriage For all Fielding s benevolence, the world in which he places his characters is an unsafe one There are always plenty of people ready to cheat, rob or slander his heroes There are women of easy virtue seeking to seduce our hero, and male satyrs ready to rob the heroine of her chastity, by seduction o [...]

    6. Free download available at Project Gutenberg.Opening lines The various accidents which befel a very worthy couple after their uniting in the state of matrimony will be the subject of the following history The distresses which they waded through were some of them so exquisite, and the incidents which produced these so extraordinary, that they seemed to require not only the utmost malice, but the utmost invention, which superstition hath ever attributed to Fortune though whether any such being int [...]

    7. I believe this to be the best of Fielding s works, although scholars disagree with me almost to a person I was able, with one Fielding scholar, able to show why the maturity, understanding, depth of feeling and social consciousness in its pages raised it to the height of the uthor s works And changing that one person s informed impression assured me that it could be done with others Just not by me It hasn t the humor of Tom Jones or Joseph Andres, but then it didn t need to be If one could read [...]

    8. This book held so much promise it had a different framework, layout, storytelling device, and set of characters who weren t the assholes I hate so much in 18th century literature, but rather opportunistic scheming asses with touches of nobility and purpose, some of whom seduce rather than rape Charming.But it fell on its face True, there were setpieces that were indeed intriguing and fascinating, but the exposition in between these scenes was dreadfully boring.Most sorely missing was a quality e [...]

    9. This book is fine, but a bit of a disappointment I so loved Tom Jones, and this book feels like its poor relation I found it to be occasionally amusing, but overall not funny or insightful enough to be a great satire On the other hand, it has a serious and almost pedantic tone sometimes but not enough to be a serious novel I m not sure that Fielding means for us to model ourselves after titular character Amelia, or not I can t tell if he really likes Amelia and her husband William, or not Fieldi [...]

    10. I really enjoyed Tom Jones and Joseph Andrews, so I am disappointed I did not enjoy this The hero is not very appealing, and the heroine is a bit too saccharine, and the plot seems somewhat contrived The satire is less biting and the jokes fewer than in Fielding s other novels Nevertheless, just when I felt ennui descending, the narrative periodically fizzed with some entertaining passages I loved the classical disquisitions, though annoyingly my edition scrambled or omitted the Greek text This [...]

    11. This early 20th century novel doesn t follow the standard formula of most 19th century novels of similar type It begins with a married couple and follows their misadventures and eventual salvation, rather than relating the usual boy chases girl until he wins her over and they settle down together It was interesting to see how Fielding would be able to inject enough drama and suspense to make the story comparable, but I think he did an excellent job I did have one little picky complaint, and that [...]

    12. Amelia is the may pole that the rest of the characters dance around She is the calm point in the midst of turmoil The only level headed person even remarkable given that she is also the most beautiful Nearly everyone else is caught up in a frenzy of plotting to bring about the seduction of members of the opposite sex Fortunes wax and wane like the tides, people in and out of debtors prison like jack in the boxes.

    13. I spent waaay time slogging through this than necessary, hoping for some brilliance and entertaining insights about the period Instead I m left with a flat perplexity, a truly under whelmed feeling of HUH The decadence, moral corruption and bizarre ethics of the time make me wonder how England ever rose to such prominence But then as a westerner I suppose that is why we are where we are today.

    14. DULL sometimes, characters incredibly annoying sometimes Amelia is like a patient Griselda figure, but I vacillate between being okay with that Griselda ness and wanting to smack her for her stupidity Some misogynistic stuff, boo Lots of side conversations that have nothing to do with the main plot reminiscent of Melville in that way Interesting bits raillery about law at the time.

    15. This book was not quite as fun and entertaining as Tom Jones, and I liked the hero I am definitely using that term loosely even less than Tom The heroine was even annoyingly perfect than Sophie Is it strictly necessary for every man who sees her to fall madly in love with her And she was way too nice and forgiving Her husband needed to be smacked seriously.

    16. I enjoyed reading this novel It shows the interpersonal relationships between people The scheming and plotting against Captain Booth and Amelia was shown throughout They experienced misfortune and betrayal while finding and maintaining their happiness within each other I was thankful for the happy ending and they showed kindness and love to their enemies even at the end.

    17. The characters were very annoying in their relationships with each other.Amelia was so devoted to a man that she loved very much to the point of ignoring his very deep flaws.She was almost too good tohis major bad I did find relief in the ending as so much suffering should be rewarded.

    18. Interesting look at how the middle classes struggled to survive in England in the 1700s Women had just a few choices to find resources scrounge to sell something many times, all their clothes , seamstress, maid, wife or whore.

    19. Very boring and I got tired of how misogynistic it was After weeks of only reading a few pages at a time I think it might be time to let it rest for a bit It was my first exposure to Henry Fielding so far, not impressed.

    20. La plus noire encre du destin tait pour moi,Et quand il a crit mon nom, il a fait un p t.Si ton ennemi a faim, donne lui manger s il a soif, donne lui boire ne rendant point le mal pour le mal, ni injure pour injure, mais, au contraire, b nissant

    21. By far my favorite Fielding novel darker, engaged in critiquing human nature and society than in satirizing individuals Colley Cibber, Richardson, etc Subverts the marriage plot, by focusing on the marriage itself, with all its problems and pitfalls, rather than the courtship It doesn t treat marriage as the happy ending, but just as a particular convention, subject to the same difficulties as anything else.

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