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The True Patriot and Related Writings
Henry Fielding; W. B. Coley, ed.



Wesleyan Edition of the Works of Henry Fielding

Wesleyan
1987 • 540 pp. 8 facs. 6 x 9 1/2"
Literary Criticism - English


$85.00 Hardcover, 978-0-8195-5127-6

Not for sale in the British Commonwealth except Canada

Published simo by Oxford Univ. Press in the UK.

“This volume’s great distinction is its awareness of the shifting political context as the Jacobite threat ran its course … Coley expertly draws on a wealth... [continued in Reviews below]”—Times Literary Supplement

Fielding’s political pamphlets of the Jacobite uprising.

A substantial amount of the energy which Henry Fielding put into his writing was invested in political journalism and political pamphleteering. Indeed, next to his prose fiction and his plays, his political journalism looms largest in bulk, and reveals significant aspects of Fielding the man.
Te present volume contains three pamphlets – the
Serious Address, the History of the Present Rebellion, and the Dialogue Between the Devil, the Pope, and the Pretender – and one journal, the True Patriot of 1745-6. Coming from what may be called the second period of Fielding’s intensive political journalism, they are all informed by the same political purpose: to deal with the crisis represented by the Jacobite uprising known as the ‘Forty-Five’ and with the implications this event was perceived to have or the Pelham administration in particular.
As usual with the Wesleyan Edition, there is a detailed introduction, a textual introduction, textual apparatus, and full annotation throughout the texts, as well as an index.

CONTRIBUTORS: W.B. Coles.

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Reviews / Endorsements

“This volume’s great distinction is its awareness of the shifting political context as the Jacobite threat ran its course … Coley expertly draws on a wealth of contemporary newspapers and pamphlets, Fielding’s own published writings, and manuscript letters to produce new and vividly informative contextual commentary”—Times Literary Supplement

“…another invaluable volume in a series which has put an almost unedited author at last within the purview of literary scholarship.” Pat Rogers, Modern Language Review

“The long-awaited edition is a major advance in Fielding studies… (it) seems to me of exceptionally high quality.” C.J. Rawson, Notes and Queries

Awards/Recognition:

Books for College Libraries (1988) Commendation



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