Amelia

Amelia

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by Henry Fielding
     
 

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Amelia is a sentimental novel written by Henry Fielding. Amelia follows the life of Amelia and Captain William Booth after they are married. It contains many allusions to classical literature and focuses on the theme of marriage and feminine intelligence. Against her mother's wishes, Amelia marries Captain William Booth, a dashing young army officer. The couple run

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Amelia is a sentimental novel written by Henry Fielding. Amelia follows the life of Amelia and Captain William Booth after they are married. It contains many allusions to classical literature and focuses on the theme of marriage and feminine intelligence. Against her mother's wishes, Amelia marries Captain William Booth, a dashing young army officer. The couple run away to London. In Book II, William is unjustly imprisoned in Newgate, and is subsequently seduced by Miss Matthews. During this time, it is revealed that Amelia was in a carriage accident and that her nose was ruined. Although this brings about jokes at Amelia's behalf, Booth refuses to regard her as anything but beautiful. Amelia, by contrast, resists the attentions paid to her by several men in William's absence and stays faithful to him. She forgives his transgression, but William soon draws them into trouble again as he accrues gambling debts trying to lift the couple out of poverty. He soon finds himself in debtors' prison. Amelia then discovers that she is her mother's heiress and, the debt being settled, William is released and the couple retires to the country.

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“Henry Fielding called Amelia his ‘favourite Child’ but the readers who loved Tom Jones, on the lookout for more jokes from this author, found the child unfunny and refused to take her in. Linda Bree’s new edition of the novel creates an important opening for fresh appraisal of this innovative and challenging work. It is generously and lucidly annotated, with a discriminating introduction taking balanced account both of the historical context and most recent critical discourse. A superb addition to our resources for the study of the early modern novel as well as of Fielding.” — Thomas Lockwood, University of Washington

Amelia, Fielding’s last and in some ways greatest novel, gives us marriage as epic adventure, fraught with perils and blessed with pleasures, and Linda Bree thankfully gives us a new and authoritative edition. The text is well edited and annotated, Bree’s introduction superb, and the maps, glossary, and appendices all very useful.” — Adam Potkay, William R. Kenan Professor of Humanities, The College of William & Mary

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9788496356221
Publisher:
Montesinos
Publication date:
01/28/2006

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Amelia (Large Print Edition) 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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My name is amelia too!
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Nice. xD
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