Henry Fielding

A Literary Life

  • Harold Pagliaro

Part of the Literary Lives book series (LL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Harold Pagliaro
    Pages 1-45
  3. Harold Pagliaro
    Pages 46-118
  4. Harold Pagliaro
    Pages 119-186
  5. Harold Pagliaro
    Pages 187-200
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 201-226

About this book


Henry Fielding: A Literary Life characterizes Fielding's complex personality, in some ways full of contradiction, and yet resolved both by a deep knowledge of human nature, including his own, and by his innate social constructiveness and his gift for friendship and love. The book also details ways in which Fielding's complex attitudes contribute to the subject-matter of his plays and novels and to the rhetorical strategies that control their shape as well. It further shows that his work as lawyer, London magistrate, and social and political essayist was similarly informed.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Harold Pagliaro
    • 1
  1. 1.Emeritus of English Literature Swarthmore CollegePennsylvaniaUnited States

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