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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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Return to Book Page. I shouldn’t laugh at any rape attempt, even in fiction,but Uploaded by librivoxbooks on July 15, Clever, rather funny, biting take on Pamela.

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

mes.shamela Thank You for Your Contribution! William Shakespeare, English poet, dramatist, and actor, often called the English national poet and considered…. The parody as a whole calls Pamela’s sincerity and moral integrity into question; it also characterizes the book as a pi A parodic response to Richardson’s Pamela.

How Fielding got away with the publication of this is beyond me. Source Librivox recording of a public-domain text.

An Apology for the Life of Mrs. Shamela Andrews

Any text you add should be original, not copied from other sources. One of the most amusing parts of reading Shamela is seeing just how far Fielding is willing to indulge his hatred of the novel.


Shamela is a biting parody of Pamela, effectively mocking the characters of Pamela and Mr B by turning them into caricatures. The passing of the Theatrical Licensing Act in effectively ended Fielding’s career as a playwright.

Books by Henry Fielding. Jul 20, Jessica rated it liked it Shelves: 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. Open Preview See a Problem? Part of my distaste for this novel may be derived from its skepticism and warning of being too absorbed in reading, because I love that books have the power to take us out of this world and into ano I can’t even find the proper words to describe how silly this book is – admittedly clever and thorough, but nonetheless very dependent mrs.shameka bawdy and low humor.

Published June 1st by Kessinger Publishing first published Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Jan 25, Alex rated it liked it Shelves: Straddling cynicism and satire, Fielding delivers an anti-plot with a lot of laughs, but does not have much of his own story.

Critics agree that it is one of the greatest comic andrrews in the English language. Aug lice, Dawn Prokop rated it really liked it. 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 wake.


Dec 07, Salvatore rated it liked it. Dec 04, Rawan rated it really liked it Shelves: Discover some of the most interesting and trending topics of Similarly, the verbal and physical violence of Richardson’s “Mr.

It’s not even particularly well done. Articles needing additional references from January All articles needing additional references EngvarB from September Use dmy ov from September Wikipedia articles needing page number citations from July Articles with LibriVox links.

When Pamela was released init became an unrivaled literary success, akin to a pre-Victorian Harry Potterexcept even more of a cultural sensation than the boy wizard or any other modern piece of literature.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Voltaire, one of the greatest of all French writers. Shamela still manages to be a good read. 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.

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