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Shamela

Henry Fielding

Shamela is a bawdy, spirited and hilarious response to Samuel Richardson’s hugely popular 1740 novel, Pamela. In this pointed satire, Shamela (which transpires to be the real name of Richardson’s Pamela) reveals the ulterior motives behind the events that took place in Pamela. Shamela is unlike the virtuous young lady portrayed in Richardson’s novel and she takes command of her master, Squire Booby. Our heroine has planned it all out from the start and she is determined to entrap her master into marriage. Fielding, most famous as the author of Tom Jones and Joseph Andrews, equated morality with expediency, and he takes advantage of the comic form to provide a multi-layered satire of contemporary politics and values. He lampoons political figures, the clergy and contemporary writers with criticisms that, most importantly, contribute to a comic tour-de-force unlike any other.

Shamela is a bawdy, spirited and hilarious response to Samuel Richardson’s hugely popular 1740 novel, Pamela. In this pointed satire, Shamela (which transpires to be the real name of Richardson’s Pamela) reveals the ulterior motives behind the events that took place in Pamela. Shamela is unlike the virtuous young lady portrayed in Richardson’s novel and she takes command of her master, Squire Booby. Our heroine has planned it all out from the start and she is determined to entrap her master into marriage. Fielding, most famous as the author of Tom Jones and Joseph Andrews, equated morality with expediency, and he takes advantage of the comic form to provide a multi-layered satire of contemporary politics and values. He lampoons political figures, the clergy and contemporary writers with criticisms that, most importantly, contribute to a comic tour-de-force unlike any other.
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Genres:

Classics

Description:

Shamela is a bawdy, spirited and hilarious response to Samuel Richardson’s hugely popular 1740 novel, Pamela. In this pointed satire, Shamela (which transpires to be the real name of Richardson’s Pamela) reveals the ulterior motives behind the events that took place in Pamela. Shamela is unlike the virtuous young lady portrayed in Richardson’s novel and she takes command of her master, Squire Booby. Our heroine has planned it all out from the start and she is determined to entrap her master into marriage. Fielding, most famous as the author of Tom Jones and Joseph Andrews, equated morality with expediency, and he takes advantage of the comic form to provide a multi-layered satire of contemporary politics and values. He lampoons political figures, the clergy and contemporary writers with criticisms that, most importantly, contribute to a comic tour-de-force unlike any other.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Multiple Narrators

Length:

1h 30m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:54


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:21


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:35


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:07


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:45


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:32


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

01:01


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

01:07


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

00:46


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

00:38


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:06


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:02


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

02:32


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

00:58


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:39


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

00:54


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

00:48


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:08


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

02:40


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

00:42


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:48


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:47


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

01:11


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:15


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

01:11


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

01:15


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

01:02


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:54


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:37


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:59


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:44


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

01:50