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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Shamela’s “vartue” killed me and it’s just such a joke; the ploy of virtue on Shamela’s part to get B’s or Booby as he’s called money by marrying him.

While I was not really a fan of the content of this book I really appreciate the lengths that Fielding went to in order to point out the faults of Pamela and make fun of them. Fod continued his quarrel with Richardson in The History of the Adventures of… ….

B” whose name is revealed to Apolog to his servant maid are hyperbolized, rendering their supposed love-match contemptible and absurd. William Shakespeare, English poet, dramatist, and actor, often called the English national poet and considered…. Please try again later. This is an easily forgettable piece o I can only say that writing this review is about reviews.

The way he discredits Pamela and her family is very interesting from a historical perspective ie. A couple of parts made me giggle, but it wasn’t anything life altering. This literary farce does, however, have its merits but they can only be fully appreciated with an intimate knowledge of Pamela.


Meanwhile, Shamela is more sinner than saint, designing from the start to marry Booby. Dec 07, Salvatore rated it liked it.

Published June 1st by Kessinger Publishing first published Return to Book Page.

An Apology for the Life of Mrs. Shamela Andrews

The Historical Register for the Year I think it is partially because in its parodying of Pamelathis version of the story seems a bit hypocritical rather than simply exaggerated. It was the first of several books to burlesque the sentimental prudery of the immensely popular Pamela.

Topics LibriVoxaudio bookdramahumorromancesatire. Therefore, says he, my Dear, you have two Husbands, one the Object of your Love, and to satisfy your Desire; the other the Object of your Necessity, and to furnish you with those ofr Conveniences. Please see your browser settings for this feature. Feb 05, Penny Landon rated it it was ok. To view it, click here. If you’ve slogged through all of Lief, you might as well blitz through this too; it’s only tge pages or so.

It is a direct attack on the then-popular novel Pamela November by Fielding’s contemporary and rival Samuel Richardson and is composed, like Pamela, in epistolary form. Reading Shamela amounts to re-reading Pamela through a deforming magnifying glass ; Richardson’s text yhe rewritten in a way that reveals its hidden implications, to subvert and desecrate it.


It’s not even particularly well done. One of the funniest books I read in college!

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This short story is a collection of letters either supporting or criticizing the story Pamela. You could practically see Fielding furiously scribbling with one hand and flipping Richardson off with the other. A second edition came out on 3 November lide same year which was partly reimpressed and partly reset where emendations were made.

Jan 25, Alex rated it liked it Shelves: The book has no meaning outside of the original, though, so only read it if you care about Mts.shamela. The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. I laughed a few times. Keep Exploring Britannica Voltaire.

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

Nov 12, Janey Allen rated it really liked it. Dec 04, Rawan rated it really liked it Shelves: I personally decided to find a comprehensive summary of Pamela and once I read that, this book made a lot more sense.

Fielding’s parody revises the conversational exchanges between Pamela and B.

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