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Battestin, Martin C.

Overview
Works: 64 works in 262 publications in 1 language and 12,620 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Domestic fiction  Dictionaries  Biography‡vDictionaries  Records and correspondence  Diaries 
Roles: Editor, Compiler, Other, Honoree, Author of introduction, Commentator for written text, Annotator
Classifications: PZ3.F46, 823.5
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Most widely held works by Martin C Battestin
Twentieth century interpretations of Tom Jones; a collection of critical essays by Martin C Battestin ( Book )
7 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 1,868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of critical and expository essays on Fielding's Tom Jones
A Henry Fielding companion by Martin C Battestin ( )
12 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Annotation Entries for works, characters, themes, historical figures, and other topics provide comprehensive coverage of Fielding's life and career
The moral basis of Fielding's art; a study of Joseph Andrews by Martin C Battestin ( Book )
23 editions published between 1959 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Henry Fielding : a life by Martin C Battestin ( Book )
15 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Joseph Andrews and Shamela by Henry Fielding ( Book )
19 editions published between 1961 and 1965 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains two novels by Henry Fielding, including "Joseph Andrews," the story of a footman in eighteenth-century English who must protect his virtue from the advances of several women; and "Shamela," a parody of Samuel Richardson's novel of a servant girl whose virtuous behavior is rewarded with marriage
Joseph Andrews by Henry Fielding ( Book )
29 editions published between 1961 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Joseph, a footman in eighteenth-century England, must protect his virtue from the advances of several women, including Lady Booby, and Betty, a chambermaid." *** "With 'Shamala, ' published in 1741, Fielding set about exposing by brilliant parody the more vulnerable aspects of Samuel Richardson's phenomenally successful 'Pamela.' In the following year he offered, quite deliberately, his own alternative conception of art and purpose of the novel: 'Joseph Andrews' achieved immediate popularity. The story of Joseph's dogged determination, against all odds, cling to his virtue is almost incidental in one of the richest, sanest, funniest and most attractive novels in the language. Drawn, as Fielding says, in imitation of Cervantes, its Don Quixote is the unforgettable Parson Adams -- the unique embodiement of a vigorous, innocent and rational enjoyment of life and the first great comic character in fiction."
British novelists, 1660-1800 ( Book )
8 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 1,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essays on British novelists who were pioneers in establishing the thematic concerns, and creating the form of the classic British novel. Works reflect themes and attitudes of the modern era - unjust social and political constraints; maudlin sentimentality; fascination with thing exotic and horrifying; deepening skepticism about the validity of social, political, and religious institutions on which the old order depends
The providence of wit : aspects of form in Augustan literature and the arts by Martin C Battestin ( Book )
16 editions published between 1974 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Amelia by Henry Fielding ( Book )
13 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With its combination of satire and sentiment, its focus on the seedy side of London life, and its unexpected shifts in tone, Amelia has intrigued and disturbed readers since its first publication. Eagerly awaited by Henry Fielding's eighteenth-century readers of Tom Jones, the novel perplexed many of them. Amelia counters the traditional courtship plot of eighteenth-century novels with its convincing portrayal of a marriage between an errant husband and his wife, and is ahead of its time in its depiction of the alienation of modern city life
The correspondence of Henry and Sarah Fielding by Henry Fielding ( Book )
7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New essays by Henry Fielding : his contributions to the Craftsman, 1734-1739, and other early journalism by Henry Fielding ( Book )
11 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Augustan subjects : essays in honor of Martin C. Battestin ( Book )
4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The fifteen essays in this volume, written by friends, colleagues, and former students, attempt both to acknowledge and to honor Martin C. Battestin's many contributions to our understanding of the literature and art of the so-called Augustan period
The history and adventures of the renowned Don Quixote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra ( Book )
6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Smollett's Don Quixote first appeared in 1755 and was for many years the most popular English-language version of Cervantes's masterpiece. However, soon after the start of the nineteenth century, its reputation began to suffer. Rival translators, literary hucksters, and careless scholars initiated or fed a variety of charges against Smollett - even plagiarism. For almost 130 years no publisher risked reprinting it."
The journal of a voyage to Lisbon, Shamela, and occasional writings by Henry Fielding ( Book )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book completes the authoritative Wesleyan Edition of Fielding's nondramatic writings. It features two of Fielding's classic works; The Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon written as he sailed to Portugal hoping, in vain, to recover his health; and Shamela, the parody of Richardson's Pamela that led to Joseph Andrews and the beginning of his career as novelist. The volume also includes every other work of Fielding's not to be found in the twelve previous volumes of the nondramatic writings. Here the reader will find in Section I, Occasional Verse: 'The Masquerade'; the unfinished 'Cantos'; a burlesque of Pope's' Dunciad'; 'Plain Truth'; 'A Dialogue between a Beau's Head and his Heels'; 'An Epistle to Mr. Lyttleton'; as well as three epilogues and a prologue. In Section II, Occasional Prose: 'A Full Vindication of the Dutchess Dowager of Marlborough'; the translation of Aristophanes' 'Plutus, the God of Riches'; Preface to Sarah Fielding's Adventures of David Simple; 'The Female Husband'; 'Ovid's Art of Love Paraphrased'; Preface and letters xl-xliv of Sarah Fielding's Familiar Letters between the Principal Characters in David Simple; and 'A Fragment of a Comment on I. Bolingbroke's Essays'. The appendices include writings recently attributed to Fielding, supplementary material relating to the voyage to Lisbon, and the full textual apparatus."--BOOK JACKET
Henry Fielding in his time and ours : papers presented at a Clark Library Seminar, 14 May 1983 by J. Paul Hunter ( Book )
4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The history of Tom Jones, a foundling by Henry Fielding ( Book )
19 editions published between 1974 and 1982 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fielding's classic novel chronicles the adventures of Tom Jones, who was abandoned as an infant and grows into a lusty, imprudent young man. Promising to mend his ways, Tom competes with an abusive rival for the affections of a wealthy squire's daughter, and eventually learns the truth about his identity
The life and work of Fredson Bowers by G. Thomas Tanselle ( Book )
3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Eighteenth Century ( )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The InteLex Past Masters English Letters database The Eighteenth Century contains 48 volumes of letters and correspondence of the most important figures of the Eighteenth Century in Britain published by Oxford University Press
Literature and society : the Lawrence Henry Gipson Symposium, 1978 by Lawrence Henry Gipson Symposium ( Book )
2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dictionary of literary biography ( Book )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Kenan, William R., Jr.
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