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Fielding, Sarah 1710-1768

Overview
Works: 259 works in 1,178 publications in 4 languages and 16,515 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Action and adventure fiction  History  Short stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction  Records and correspondence  Juvenile works  Satire  Humor 
Roles: Author, Translator, Attributed name, Other
Classifications: PR3459.F3, 823.5
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The adventures of David Simple : containing an account of his travels through the Cities of London and Westminster in the search of a real friend by Sarah Fielding( Book )

182 editions published between 1744 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A two-volume reprint--restoring original text-- of an 18th century novel on the pitfalls of friendship. The hero, David Simple, is a man repeatedly deceived by people to whom he became attached. In the first volume he is cheated of his fortune, but regains it, in the second he loses it for good
The lives of Cleopatra and Octavia by Sarah Fielding( Book )

56 editions published between 1757 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edition provides a fully annotated text of Sarah Fielding's The Lives of Cleopatra and Octavia based on the first edition of 1757. It records Fielding's use of Greek and Roman writers - particularly Plutarch, Dio Cassius, Appian, Suetonius, and Josephus - eighteenth-century historians, and Renaissance and Restoration playwrights. Christopher D. Johnson, in the introduction, discusses the printing, publication, and reception of the Lives, suggests its relation to eighteenth-century biographies, places it in a broader context of narrative writing, and considers Fielding's depiction of gender roles. The variants between the first and second editions of Fielding's work are listed, too, and full bibliographic descriptions are supplied. The Lives of Cleopatra and Octavia was Sarah Fielding's seventh complete work. It appeared thirteen years after Fielding established her literary reputation with her two-volume episodic novel, The Adventures of David Simple, and eight years after she published The Governess. In writing The Lives of Cleopatra and Octavia, Fielding moved away from pure fiction and toward a uniquely imaginative form of biography. Set in the first century B.C., the Lives presents the stories of two famous women, each of whom played an important role in Roman history during the turbulent period of civil war immediately before the Golden Age of Augustus Caesar. Sarah Fielding allows her characters to tell their own stories from beyond the grave, creating narratives that are at once factual and fictional. The Lives - borrowed from a number of historical and literary works - reveals the inner turmoil of the ruthless Cleopatra and the eternal felicity of the patient Octavia. Although earlier readers were quick to dismiss the Lives as a simple work of didactic fiction, modern readers will recognize in it the intricacy and subtlety of a work that explores eighteenth-century understandings of historiography, psychology, marriage, and education. The Lives of Cleopatra and Octavia stands testimony not only to the range of Sarah Fielding's art, but also to the complexity and variety of eighteenth-century literature. In this edition, Johnson traces Fielding's debts to classical, Renaissance, and Restoration authors. He thus records the extensive research that went into the production of the Lives and suggests the depth and range of Sarah Fielding's knowledge
The Oxford book of children's stories by Jan Mark( Book )

2 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short stories written for children over the past 250 years by such authors as Louisa May Alcott, Rudyard Kipling, Carl Sandburg, Joan Aiken, and Rosa Guy
Socratic discourses by Plato( Book )

15 editions published between 1910 and 2007 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remarks on Clarissa by Sarah Fielding( Book )

36 editions published between 1749 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The correspondence of Henry and Sarah Fielding by Henry Fielding( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of Ophelia by Sarah Fielding( Book )

23 editions published between 1763 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the mid-eighteenth century, Sarah Fielding (1710-68) was the second most popular English woman novelist, rivalled only by Eliza Haywood. The History of Ophelia, the last of her seven novels, is an often comic epistolary fiction, narrated by the heroine to an unnamed female correspondent in the form of a single protracted letter." "This Broadview edition includes a critical introduction and valuable appendices that contain contemporary reviews of the novel, Richard Corbould's illustrations to the Novelist's Magazine edition, and excerpts from Sarah Fielding's Remarks on Clarissa."--Jacket
The governess, or, The little female academy by Sarah Fielding( Book )

68 editions published between 1749 and 2005 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Published in 1749, the story of Mrs. Teachum and the nine pupils who make up her "little female academy" is widely recognized as the first full-length novel for children, and the first to be aimed specifically at girls. The daily experiences of Mrs. Teachum's charges are interwoven with fables and fairy tales illustrating the book's underlying principles, which draw on contemporary theories of education and virtue. As central to the history of the novel as it is to the development of children's literature, The Governess is a pioneering work by one of the eighteenth century's most respected women writers. This Broadview edition includes a critical introduction that places The Governess in its cultural and literary context; appendices include examples of eighteenth-century educational literature and selections from Fielding's correspondence."--Back cover
The governess : or, The little female academy. Calculated for the entertainment and instruction of young ladies in their education by Sarah Fielding( Book )

27 editions published between 1749 and 2013 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1749 and reissued here in its 1765 printing, this novel by Sarah Fielding (1710-68) attempts to encourage young women to lives of virtue and benevolence through the story of nine girls living with their governess, Mrs Teachum, in a school in the north of England. The girls, aged between eleven and fourteen years old, learn the feminine graces and manners from various lessons and field trips organised by their teacher, as well as through the tales they tell each other. Skilled in conveying moral messages in this educational context, Fielding, whose brother was the novelist Henry Fielding, had also published anonymously The Adventures of David Simple (1744). The present work is particularly notable for being the first novel written in English expressly for children. An important text in eighteenth-century literature, it will appeal especially to readers interested in the history of women's education
The governess, or, Little Female Academy by Sarah Fielding( Book )

15 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates the adventures and misadventures of Mrs. Teachum and her nine pupils
The whole works of Xenophon by Xenophon( Book )

10 editions published between 1832 and 1858 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most of the Socratic dialogues that come down to us were written by Socrates' student Plato. This volume collects the works of another of Socrates' students, Xenophon. Among histories of Athens and the "Anabasis," a thrilling tale of ancient warfare in which Socrates makes an appearance, this book contains Xenophon's own accounts of Socrates' teachings, trial and death. Unlike the dialogues of Plato, Xenophon's Socrates is more likely to give practical advice than to ask probing philosophical questions. Xenophon spends a great deal of this book defending Socrates from his critics, and seeks to vindicate his teacher
Familiar letters between the principal characters in David Simple : and some others : to which is added, A vision by Sarah Fielding( Book )

34 editions published between 1747 and 1752 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of Ophelia by Sarah Fielding( Book )

27 editions published between 1760 and 1787 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The remarkable and surprising adventures of David Simple : containing an account of his travels through the cities of London and Westminster, in the search of a real friend by Sarah Fielding( )

18 editions published between 1775 and 2005 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cry : a new dramatic fable in three volumes by Sarah Fielding( Book )

3 editions published in 1754 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures of David Simple : Volume the last, in which his history is concluded by Sarah Fielding( Book )

9 editions published between 1753 and 1758 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of the Countess of Dellwyn. In two volumes. By the author of David Simple. by Sarah Fielding( Book )

12 editions published between 1759 and 2005 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The governess : or, The little female academy by Sarah Fielding( Book )

13 editions published between 1749 and 2013 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates the adventures and misadventures of Mrs. Teachum and her nine pupils
The life and works of Sarah Fielding by Arnold Edwin Needham( )

3 editions published in 1943 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Oxford book of children's stories
Alternative Names
Author of David Simple

Author of David Simple 1710-1768

David Simple, author of 1710-1768

Fielding, Sarah

Lady 1710-1768

Lady, A 1710-1768

M**** 1710-1768

Sarah Fielding britisk skribent

Sarah Fielding Brits schrijfster (1710-1768)

Sarah Fielding brittisk författare

Sarah Fielding englische Schriftstellerin, Übersetzerin und Literaturkritikerin

Sarah Fielding escritora británica

Sarah Fielding pisarka angielska

Sarah Fielding romancière anglaise

सारा फील्डिंग

サラ・フィールディング

フィールディング, セアラ

莎拉·菲爾丁

Languages
English (575)

French (12)

German (8)

Dutch (1)

Covers
The Oxford book of children's storiesSocratic discoursesThe history of OpheliaThe governess, or, The little female academyThe governess : or, The little female academyLiterature Criticism from 1400 to 1800The journal of a journey to Lisbon