Henry Fielding at Work
Henry Fielding at Work by Lance Bertelsen
Henry Fielding at Work Author: Lance Bertelsen
Title: Henry Fielding at Work
ISBN: 0333946901
ISBN13: 978-0333946909
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Pages: 240 pages
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan (January 5, 2001)
Language: English
Category: Literature & Fiction
Size PDF version: 1742 kb
Size EPUB version: 1652 kb
Subcategory: History & Criticism




As a writer, businessman and magistrate, Henry Fielding was in a singular position to textualize 18th-century English cultural conditions and materially to author the text of his society. Not only did he extol employment, he co-owned an employment agency. Not only did he commit fictional criminals to paper, he committed actual criminals to prison and he could, and did, commit actual criminals to prison and paper simultaneously. This volume examines the intersections of Fielding's practice as magistrate, businessman, and writer, and explores the ways Fielding's experience in those capacities affected the conception, form and articulation of his final literary works.