Shamela, in full An Apology for the Life of Mrs. Shamela Andrews, novel by Henry Fielding, published under the pseudonym Conny Keyber in An Apology for the Life of Mrs. Shamela Andrews has ratings and 40 reviews . Dylan said: If you have ever had the misfortune of suffering through Pame. For the LIFE, of. Mrs. SHAMELA ANDREws. Parſon TickleText to Parſon Oliver. Rev. S IR,. ERE WITH I tranſmit you a Copy of ſweet, dear, pretty Pamela, a little.

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His recipient writes back, claiming that the book is actually a fraud and that he has the real-life letters of Pamela to prove it.

However, most of the humorous, biting moments are congregated towards the beginning of Shamelawith much of the book choosing a very odd line of parody, presenting the Pamela character as a hussy, golddigger, and liar. View all 3 comments. From apologyy perspective, Fielding’s work may be seen as a development of possibilities already encoded in Richardson’s work, rather than a simple attack. Thanks for telling us about the problem. This is truly the most buck wild thing I’ve ever read.

Abraham Adams Februarymore commonly known as Joseph Andgews. It should be illegal to read Pamela without reading this immediately after.

An Apology for the Life of Mrs. Shamela Andrews by Henry Fielding

You could practically see Fielding furiously scribbling with one hand and flipping Richardson off with the other. Very funny, for anyone who has read Pamela. Pamelawhich was written in an epistolary format and dually served as a conduct book for young women, centered on a young servant woman whose virtuous nature leads her to resist the sexual advances and assaults of her lecherous Master.


Shamela Andrews, by Henry Fielding. I can see how this must have been very funny and interesting at the time, however I found it somewhat over the top as a parody and did not really enjoy it. She will go on, it is suggested, to cuckold B. Routledge,chapter 3, pp. This is so great!

An Apology for the Life of Mrs. Shamela Andrews

If you have read Pamela, you will definitely appreciate this book. The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica.

English literature In English literature: For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox. Uploaded by librivoxbooks on July 15, The novel was integrated into sermons, towns gathered together to listen in rapture to readings, and there was even a rash of Pamela merchandise and chotchkies that sprung up in its am.

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An Apology for the Life of Mrs. Shamela Andrews by Henry Fielding

Topics LibriVoxaudio bookwpologyhumorromancesatire. OK, it might have been mildly amusing at the time, when Pamela was such a roaring success, but only as a bit of magazine type fluff, read today and forgotten tomorrow.

This is an easily forgettable piece of prose that just might afford a little pleasure.

Paperback48 pages. I wonder how Richardson felt about this? Trivia About An Apology for th Shamela Andrews by Henry Fielding.

A couple of parts made me giggle, but it wasn’t anything life altering. Fielding’s parody revises the conversational exchanges between Pamela and B. Shamela is written as a shocking revelation of the true events which took place in the life of Pamela Andrews, the main heroine of Pamela. I had to read this text for one of my college classes and suprisingly Pamela was not assigned with it.


While I wouldn’t recommend this book to randomly pick up for some light reading, it was an interesting read. If you prefer to suggest your own revision of the article, you can go to edit mode requires login.

This makes it very clear Shamela is anything but a victim to Mr. The whole being exact Copies of authentick Papers delivered to the Editor. Even in its day, there were plenty of detractors who saw the book in a similar fashion, and none more so than Henry Fielding, who seems to have had an abiding, obsessive hatred for the book. There was a problem with your submission. While I was not really a fan of the content of this book I really appreciate ljfe lengths that Fielding went to in order to point out I had to read this text for one of my college classes and suprisingly Pamela was not assigned with it.

An Apology for the Life of Mrs. Shamela was first published in making my assumption not only false but very far from the mark. Similarly, the verbal and physical violence of Richardson’s “Mr.

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