Author: Fielding, Sarah|Bree, Linda
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Year Published: 2002
Subcategory: Fiction / Classics
Condition Rating: Slight wear, may have creased spine, folded pages, good-condition ownership stickers
Summary: The Adventures of David Simple is the story of one man's search for truth, honesty, and friendship in a corrupt world. Following the literary model of Don Quixote, the novel is both a witty and engaging satire of eighteenth-century London life and a serious examination of the moral and social issues facing men and women of the day. Fielding draws upon her own experiences as an impoverished, unmarried gentlewoman to portray her two heroines, Cynthia and Camilla, and infuses the novel with provocative feminist ideas as she makes a pointed critique of the position of women.
This Penguin Classics edition includes a critical introduction, suggestions for further reading, a chronology, notes, and a glossary. It also includes two appendixes: Henry Fielding's preface to the second edition and a note about the currency of eighteenth-century England.
Edited with an introduction and notes by Linda Bree.
In Store Location: Bookcase 26 - Classic Literature 1,