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2 The main tradition of the English novel , as it was commonly written until well into the second half of the nineteenth century , derives from Henry Fielding ( 1707-54 ) . His first novel , Joseph Andrews , was at first conceived as a ...
Now , most of Fielding's personages in Joseph Andrews are episodic ; they appear only once , met and passed in the course of Joseph's and Adam's peregrinations . But we feel , of Mrs. Towwouse , Parson Trulliber ( the finest of them all ...
This is to say that Fielding's conception of the relationship between the sexes was nearer to Shakespeare's than to ours . How superior it was to that of the greatest Victorian male novelists may be seen by comparing Sophia with the ...
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THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
THE FIRST GENERA
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