Henry Fielding - Plays: Volume I, 1728-1731 - The Wesleyan Edition of the Works of Henry Fielding (Hardback)
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Henry Fielding - Plays: Volume I, 1728-1731 - The Wesleyan Edition of the Works of Henry Fielding (Hardback)

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This is the first of three volumes representing the only modern edition of Fielding's dramatic works. Most of these plays have not appeared in print for a century, and never previously in edited form. Fielding came to the novel-writing for which he is best known after an important first career in professional theatre. He wrote twenty-eight plays, including comedies, satiric extravaganzas, and ballad operas. He was the leading playwright of his generation, an experimentalist and entrepreneur in a cheerfully mocking form of drama journalistically devoted to contemporary experience, culture, and politics. This volume presents the first seven of these plays in a critical unmodernized edition based on the original texts, with explanatory notes and commentary on sources, stage history, and critical reception, as well as appendices accounting for textual variation, bibliography, and musical sources.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199257898
Number of pages: 808
Weight: 1381 g
Dimensions: 241 x 164 x 46 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
An enterprise like the Wesleyan Fielding-a tremendous achievement by any reasonable evaluation-will be immensely useful to any critic or scholar trying to understand Fielding's outlook and the contexts in which his works were read. * Robert D. Hume, Huntington Library Quarterly *
Ambitious in conception and immaculate in execution, this volume raises the bar for the scholarly editing of Restoration and eighteenth-century drama * Tom Keymer, MLR *
...a distinguished achievement of sensitive scholarship. * TLS, 21/01/2005 *

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