Joseph Andrews by Henry Fielding audiobook

Joseph Andrews

By Henry Fielding
Read by John Telfer

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In one of the first novels in the English language, we follow the picaresque adventures of Joseph Andrews, a virtuous young man who is keen to maintain his innocence—despite being coerced into bed by nearly every woman he encounters. The episodic journey sees him head home to London with his tutor, Parson Adams, with the aim of finding his sweetheart, Fanny. Much mayhem ensues along the way as they become embroiled in a series of escapades and slapstick brawls. Fielding was an expert satirist, and through the many twists and turns of narration, he combines high and low literature with high and low humor to create a witty novel that he aptly named a “comic epic poem in prose.”

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Summary

In one of the first novels in the English language, we follow the picaresque adventures of Joseph Andrews, a virtuous young man who is keen to maintain his innocence—despite being coerced into bed by nearly every woman he encounters.

The episodic journey sees him head home to London with his tutor, Parson Adams, with the aim of finding his sweetheart, Fanny. Much mayhem ensues along the way as they become embroiled in a series of escapades and slapstick brawls.

Fielding was an expert satirist, and through the many twists and turns of narration, he combines high and low literature with high and low humor to create a witty novel that he aptly named a “comic epic poem in prose.”

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A masterpiece of sustained irony and social criticism. At its center is Parson Adams, one of the great comic figures of literature. Joseph and the parson have a series of adventures, in all of which they manage to expose the hypocrisy and affectation of others through their own innocence and guilelessness.” The Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature

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Author Bio: Henry Fielding

Author Bio: Henry Fielding

Henry Fielding (1707–1754) was an English novelist and dramatist known for his rich earthy humor and satirical prowess. His writings reflect his ongoing preoccupation with fraud, sham, and masks. Tom Jones is considered to be his greatest work.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 13.53
Audience: Adult
Language: English