Joseph Andrews Author:Henry Fielding This classic -- hailed as one of the first realistic novels to appear in English literature -- is also a delightful satire of the vainglorious, lusty world of eighteenth-century country folk. — The hero, a handsome youth pursued by women eager for matrimony, flees the whirlwind life of London for the rural parts of England. But life is the count... more »ry is anything but peaceful. Beaten by robbers, short-changed by inkeepers and besieged by an amorous dowager, he is forced to make a searching reappraisal of his mery-go-round life.
This wonderuflly hilarious novel commands permanent greatness for both its solid entertainment and its literary merit.« less