Henry Fielding

Standard Name: Fielding, Henry


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Cultural formation Ann Cook
AC seems to remind her reader that she has risen socially through her own efforts when she calls her position as a married inn-keeper a middling state.
Cook, Ann. Professed Cookery. White, 1754.
Henry Fielding , for instance, presents some...
Education U. A. Fanthorpe
Here, she said later, she came to life under the influence of her tutor, Dorothy Bednarowska , who taught me to read on the nuance and complexity of Chaucer 's Troilus and Criseyde. This...
Education Mary Anne Schimmelpenninck
In the house of an aunt she was surprised to find novels (particularly those of Richardson ) a topic of conversation,
Schimmelpenninck, Mary Anne. Life of Mary Anne Schimmelpenninck. Hankin, Christiana C.Editor , Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, and Roberts, 1858.
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and that (in her own judgement) Fielding and Smollett , and various...
Education Sarah Orne Jewett
She read extensively as a child, and came early to authors as diverse as Jane Austen , George Eliot , Margaret Oliphant , Henry Fielding , Laurence Sterne , Elizabeth Gaskell and Harriet Beecher Stowe
Education Sybille Bedford
The idea had been that Jack and Suzan Robbins should select a boarding school for Sibylle and have her to stay for the holidays. Instead, with the money provided by her family and trustees, they...
Family and Intimate relationships Elizabeth Gilding
Like her, he was a contributor to magazines: a juvenile work by him appeared in the Lady's Magazine in 1775, and he later contributed to the European and other magazines under the name of Fidelio...
Family and Intimate relationships Sarah Fielding
SF 's most important sibling was her brother Henry , first as the eldest child and later as a highly successful novelist and playwright (as well as theatre manager and lawyer). She kept house for...
Fictionalization Eliza Haywood
EH 's reputation during her lifetime and immediately afterwards (bolstered by Pope's image of her in the Dunciad) was of the quintessential practitioner of the novel, seen as low-grade entertainment both intellectually and morally...
Friends, Associates Charlotte Lennox
She met Sarah Fielding at Richardson's house, and became friendly also with Henry Fielding , Saunders Welch (the philanthropist, who later offered her employment), and Lord Orrery . She was presumably the Mrs Lenox with...
Friends, Associates Jane Collier
JC was a lifelong friend of Sarah Fielding and her brother Henry (who famously mentioned in a book inscription her understanding more than Female, mixed with virtues almost more than human),
Londry, Michael. “Our dear Miss Jenny Collier”. Times Literary Supplement, pp. 13 -14.
and of...
Intertextuality and Influence Elizabeth Strutt
Her picture of ecclesiastical life features the other-worldly curate, Slender, the satirically-drawn rector, the Rev. Mr Plufty, and their respective daughters. ES gives much of the story in the words of Slender's journal (always unworldly...
Intertextuality and Influence Aphra Behn
Behn is presented in this piece as dressed in the loose Robe de Chambre with her neck and Breasts bare; how much Fire in her Eye!
Lavoie, Chantel Michelle. Poems by Eminent Ladies: A Study of an Eighteenth-Century Anthology. University of Toronto, 1999.
The other (male) occupants of Poets' Corner reject...
Intertextuality and Influence Emma Parker
In her paratexts EP addresses the reader as he and (somewhat familiarly, in the style of Henry Fielding ) as thou. The preface takes a playfully insulting tone with readers. She tells them they...
Intertextuality and Influence Mary Collyer
The protagonist's name had been used by both Richardson (in Clarissa) and Henry Fielding (in Tom Jones) as a kind of generic appellation for a specific maid or young woman of the servant...
Intertextuality and Influence Ann Thicknesse
Richard Graves may have been disappointed, for the introduction and early lives are substantially the same as in the 1778 version which he had already read (though Hester Mulso Chapone has been added to the...


By 8 June 1725
The criminal Jonathan Wild was hanged: Daniel Defoe wrote a hasty account of his life, and eighteen years later Henry Fielding made him a mock-heroic over-reacher.
16 February 1728
Henry Fielding 's first play, Love in Several Masques, opened on stage.
30 March 1730
Henry Fielding 's The Author's Farce opened at his Little Theatre in the Haymarket , which was currently presenting its first season.
30 March 1730
Henry Fielding 's The Author's Farce opened at his Little Theatre in the Haymarket , which was currently presenting its first season.
Valentine's Day 1732
Henry Fielding 's The Modern Husband opened; it was published the same month.
5 February 1737
The Opposition journalCommon Sense; or, The Englishman's Journal published its first number.
21 March 1737
Henry Fielding 's last play, The Historical Register for the Year 1736, was first performed.
21 June 1737
The Licensing Act received royal assent: the number of legitimate theatres in London was set at two, and plays were subject to censorship by the Lord Chamberlain.
15 November 1739
The first number appeared of The Champion, an Opposition periodical by Henry Fielding and James Ralph .
4 April 1741
Henry Fielding , publishing as Conny Keyber, led the rush of response to Richardson 's Pamela with a burlesque entitled Shamela.
April 1743
Henry Fielding published Miscellanies: the third volume contained The History of the Life of Mr. Jonathan Wild.
15 September 1743
The Champion, an Opposition periodical previously written by Henry Fielding and James Ralph , ceased publication.
5 November 1745
The first number appeared of Henry Fielding 's anti-Jacobite periodicalThe True Patriot: and the history of our own times.
British Library Catalogue.
November 1746
Mary Hamilton was convicted of crimes of deception including marrying a series of women while posing as a man; Henry Fielding published The Female Husband about the case.
5 December 1747
The first number appeared of Henry Fielding 's second anti-Jacobite periodical, The Jacobite's Journal, published under the name of the ranting and drunken John Trott-Plaid.
OCLC WorldCat.