Henry Fielding


The definitive biography is Henry Fielding: A Life by Martin W. Battestin.

The Wesleyan Edition of the Works of Henry Fielding

[This would perhaps be a good place for, say, a paragraph or two about the edition: its history, its editorial principles, its position relative to other previous editions, etc.]

Volumes

Plays

  • Volume I (1728-1731). Ed. Thomas Lockwood. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2004.
    • Love in Several Masques
    • The Temple Beau
    • The Author's Farce
    • Tom Thumb
    • The Coffee-House Politician
    • The Tragedy of Tragedies
    • The Letter-Writers
  • Volume II (1731-1734). Ed. Thomas Lockwood. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2007.
    • The Welsh Opera
    • The Grub-Street Opera
    • The Lottery
    • The Modern Husband
    • The Old Debauchees
    • The Covent-Garden Tragedy
    • The Mock Doctor
    • The Miser
    • The Intriguing Chambermaid
  • Volume III (1734-1742). Ed. Thomas Lockwood. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2011 [forthcoming].
    • Don Quixote in England
    • The Virgin Unmask'd (An Old Man Taught Wisdom: or, The Virgin Unmask'd)
    • The Universal Gallant
    • Pasquin
    • Tumble-Down Dick
    • The Historical Register
    • Eurydice Hiss'd
    • Miss Lucy in Town
    • The Fathers

Novels/Fiction

  • Joseph Andrews. Ed. Martin C. Battestin. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1967.
  • The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling. 2 vols. Ed. Martin C. Battestin. The Text Edited by Fredson Bowers. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1975. [Also available in one volume, paperback.]
  • Amelia. Ed. Martin C. Battestin. With a Textual Introduction by Fredson Bowers. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1983. [Also available in paperback.]

Periodical Writing

  • Contributions to The Champion and Related Writings. Ed. W. B. Coley. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2003.
    • From Common Sense 21 May 1737, the 'Pasquin' Letter
    • From Common Sense 13 May 1738, the 'Mum Budget' Letter
    • Contributions to the Champion
    • An Address to the Electors of Great Britain
    • The Vernoniad
    • The Opposition. A Vision
    • The Charge to the Jury (1745)
  • The True Patriot and Related Writings. Ed. W. B. Coley. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1987.
    • A Serious Address to the People of Great Britain
    • The History of the Present Rebellion in Scotland
    • A Dialogue Between the Devil, the Pope, and the Pretender
    • The True Patriot: And the History of Our Own Times
  • The Jacobite's Journal and Related Writings. Ed. W. B. Coley. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1974.
    • A Dialogue Between a Gentleman from London ... and an Honest Alderman of the Country Party
    • A Proper Answer to a Late Scurrilous Libel
    • The Jacobite's Journal
  • The Covent-Garden Journal and A Plan of the Universal Register-Office. Ed. Bertrand A. Goldgar. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1988.
    • A Plan of the Universal Register-Office
    • The Covent-Garden Journal

Miscellanies

  • Volume I. Ed. Henry Knight Miller. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1972.
    • Poetry
      • Of True Greatness
      • Of Good-Nature
      • Liberty
      • To a Friend on the Choice of a Wife
      • To John Hayes, Esq;
      • A Description of U—n G—
      • To the Right Honourable Sir Robert Walpole
      • To the Same
      • Written Extempore, on a Half-penny
      • The Beggar. A Song
      • An Epigram
      • The Question
      • J—n W—ts at a Play
      • To Celia
      • On a Lady, Coquetting with a Very Silly Fellow
      • On the Same
      • Epitaph on Butler's Monument
      • Another. On a Wicked Fellow
      • Epigram on One Who Invited Many Gentlemen to a Small Dinner
      • A Sailor's Song
      • Advice to the Nymphs of New S—m
      • To Celia. Occasioned by Her Apprehending Her House Would Be Broke Open
      • To the Same. On Her Wishing to Have a Lilliputian
      • Similes. To the Same
      • The Price. To the Same
      • Her Christian Name. To the Same. A rebus
      • To the Same; Having Blamed Mr. Gay
      • An Epigram
      • Another
      • To the Master of the Salisbury Assembly
      • The Cat and the Fiddle
      • Untitled [The Queen of Beauty]
      • A Parody, from the First Aeneid
      • A Simile, from Silius Italicus
      • To Euthalia
      • Juvenalis Satyra Sexta
      • Parts of Juvenal's Sixth Satire, Modernized in Burlesque Verse
      • To Miss H—and at Bath
    • An Essay on Conversation
    • An Essay on the Knowledge of the Characters of Men
    • An Essay on Nothing
    • Some Papers Proper to be Read before the R—l Society
    • The First Olynthiac of Demosthenes
    • Of the Remedy of Affliction for the Loss of our Friends
    • A Dialogue between Alexander the Great and Diogenes the Cynic
    • An Interlude between Jupiter, Juno, Apollo, and Mercury
  • Volume II. With an Introduction and Commentary by Bertrand A. Goldgar. The Text Edited by Hugh Amory. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1993.
    • A Journey From This World to the Next
    • Eurydice
    • The Wedding Day
  • Volume III. With an Introduction and Commetary by Bertrand A. Goldgar. The Text Edited by Hugh Amory. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1997.
    • Jonathan Wild

Other Prose Works

  • An Enquiry into the Causes of the Late Increase of Robbers and Related Writings
    • A Charge Delivered to the Grand Jury
    • A True State of the Case of Bosavern Penlez
    • An Enquiry into the Causes of the Late Increase of Robbers
    • Examples of the Interposition of Providence in the Detection and Punishment of Murder
    • A Proposal for Making an Effectual Provision for the Poor
    • A Clear State of the Case of Elizabeth Canning
  • The Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon, Shamela, and Occasional Writings. Ed. Martin C. Battestin. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2008.
    • Occasional Verse
      • The Masquerade (1728)
      • 'Cantos': An Unfinished Burlesque of The Dunciad (1729-30)
      • Plain Truth (c. 1729-1730)
      • A Dialogue between a Beau's Head and His Heels (1730)
      • An Epistle to Mr. Lyttleton (1733)
    • Epilogues and Prologues
      • Epilogue to Theobald's Orestes: A Dramatic Opera (1731)
      • Epilogue to 'Charles Bodens's' The Modish Couple (1732)
      • Epilogue to Charles Johnson's Cælia: or, The Perjur'd Lover (1732)
      • Prologue to Lillo's Fatal Curiosity (1736-7)
    • Occasional Prose
      • An Apology for the Life of Mrs. Shamela Andrews (1741)
      • A Full Vindication of the Duchess Dowager of Marlborough (1742)
      • Aristophanes' Plutus, the God of Riches (1742)
      • Preface to Sarah Fielding's The Adventures of David Simple (1744)
      • The Female Husband (1746)
        • Supplement: The Court Records
      • Ovid's Art of Love Paraphrased (1747)
        • Bibliography
      • Preface and Letters XL-XLIV of Sarah Fielding's Familiar Letters between the Principal Characters in David Simple (1747)
      • The Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon (1755)
      • A Fragment of a Comment on L. Bolingbroke's Essays (1755)