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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 Adams ' s
peregrinations . But we feel of Mrs Tow - wouse , Parson Trulliber ( the finest of
them all ...
Fielding , it has become a cliché of criticism , was ' a man ' s man ' , and his
heroines are the women of a man ' s man . Sophia Western is scarcely likely to
satisfy a feminist . But she is anything but a doll , and her behaviour shows that
she is ...
The plot is not a bad plot , and it is certainly not unskilfully handled ; but it is the
wrong plot for the novel Fielding was writing . The reader who comes to Fielding '
s fiction with some acquaintance already with the nineteenth - century novel may
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