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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Well, it’s certainly better than Pamela was. As for Shamelaits better served as a brief palate cleanser for college students unfortunate enough to have Pamela on their syllabus. It appears your browser does not have it turned on. You may find it helpful to search within the site to see how similar or related subjects are covered. The son of an army lieutenant and a judge’s daughter, he was educated at Eton School and the University of Leiden before returning to England where he wrote a series of farces, operas and light comedies.

Be the first one to write a review. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. But thankfully this one was shorter, so I can’t fault Fielding too much, although the biggest complaint I have against him in this text is that Shamela has so little agency whereas in Pamela she could at least find solace in her writing.

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. Shamelain full An Apology for the Life of Mrs. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. 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. Refresh and try again. There are no reviews yet.


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

vor You can make it easier for us to review and, hopefully, publish your contribution by keeping a few points in mind. Shamela Andrews, by Henry Fielding. I read this version: Jun 01, Lina rated it liked it Shelves: Oh dear, this is funny.

This makes it very clear Shamela is anything but a victim to Mr. Any text you add should be original, not copied from other sources. This short story is a collection of letters either supporting or criticizing the story Pamela.

One of the most amusing parts of reading Shamela is seeing just how far Fielding is willing to indulge his hatred of the novel. May 20, Lucy rated it did not like it.

Mar 30, Lois rated it really liked it Shelves: Retrieved from ” https: This has got to be the most on-the-nose, scathing satire I’ve ever read.

This is absolutely hilarious!! The whole being exact Copies of authentick Papers delivered to the Editor. Meanwhile, Shamela is more sinner than saint, designing from the start to marry Booby. Routledge,chapter 3, pp.

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I shouldn’t laugh at any rape attempt, even in fiction,but At least here Pamela – or Shamela – felt more like a person. The implicit moral message — that a girl’s chastity has eventual value as a commodity — as well as the awkwardness of the epistolary form in dealing with ongoing events, and the triviality of the detail which the form necessitates, were some of the main targets of Fielding’s travesty. However, the satire is actually sharp and skillful.


Recent criticism has explored the ways in which Pamela in fact dramatises its own weaknesses. Views Read Edit View history. Shamela Andrews, or simply Shamela, as it is more commonly known, is a satirical novel written by Henry Fielding and first published in April under the name of Mr. Leggere Shamela e Joseph Andrews equivale pressapoco a rileggere Pamela attraverso una lente deformante.

Our editors will review what you’ve submitted, and if it meets our criteria, we’ll add it to the article. But I’m sure it will put Shamela into better context. This “novel” is far more meaningful in the context of its parodic namesake, Pamela.

From Shamela we learn that, instead of being a kind, aology, and chaste servant-girl, Pamela whose true name turns out to be Shamela is in fact a wicked and lascivious creature, scheming to entrap her master, Squire Booby, into marriage. 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 fo and forgotten tomorrow.

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