Fielding’s Joseph Andrews begun as a parody of Pamela. In November
1740, Samuel Richardson published his novel, Pamela. Fielding started a parody
of this novel. But just as Pamela had grown under its author’s hands into
something much larger than the original conception, so the parody grew beyond
Fielding’s first intention till it became his first published novel, The
History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews, and of His Friend Mr. Abraham
Adams. As Pamela was tempted by her master, Squire Booby, so her brother,
Joseph Andrews, is tempted by his mistress Lady Booby, another member, of the
family. Clearly, the fun of the inverted situation would soon be exhausted, and
Fielding would soon retire of a milksop. Thus, before he had composed his
title-page and his preface, Fielding’s whole design had changed. Of Lady Booby,
we hear practically nothing after the tenth chapter. Andrews himself slips into
the second place, and the principal position in the story is taken by the poor
clergyman, Parson Adams.
The Character of Parson
Fielding’s Attitude towards Life:
What was New in Joseph Andrews:
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