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History of the Life of the Late Mr. Jonathan Wild the Great, The

By Fielding, Henry

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Reproduction Date: 2009

Title: History of the Life of the Late Mr. Jonathan Wild the Great, The  
Author: Fielding, Henry
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Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Fiction, Historical Fiction
Collections: Audio Books Collection, History of the Life of the Late Mr. Jonathan Wild the Great, The
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1743
Publisher: LibriVox Audio Books

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Fielding, H. (1743). History of the Life of the Late Mr. Jonathan Wild the Great, The. Retrieved from http://self.gutenberg.org/


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This novel is sometimes thought of as [Fielding's] first because he almost certainly began composing it before he wrote Shamela and Joseph Andrews. It is a satire of Walpole that draws a parallel between Walpole and Jonathan Wild, the infamous gang leader and highwayman. He implicitly compares the Whig party in Parliament with a gang of thieves being run by Walpole, whose constant desire to be a Great Man (a common epithet for Walpole) should culminate only in the antithesis of greatness: being hanged.

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Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literature, Satire

 
 



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