Amelia

Amelia

by Henry Fielding
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Amelia by Henry Fielding

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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Product Details

BN ID: 2940023682181
Publisher: Dent
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 412 KB

About the Author

Linda Bree is Editorial Director, Arts and Literature at the Cambridge University Press. She has published widely on eighteenth-century literature and is the editor of the Broadview Edition of Jane Austen’s Persuasion.

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My name is amelia too!
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Nice. xD
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