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Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon

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By: (1707-1754)

Sailing voyage from England to Portugal in the mid Eighteenth Century, by one of the premier humorists, satirists, novelists and playwrights of his age. It was to be his last work, as his failing health proved unable to persevere much longer after the voyage.

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THE JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE TO LISBON

by Henry Fielding

CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION TO SEVERAL WORKS

PREFACE

DEDICATION TO THE PUBLIC

INTRODUCTION TO THE VOYAGE TO LISBON

THE VOYAGE

INTRODUCTION TO SEVERAL WORKS

When it was determined to extend the present edition of Fielding, not merely by the addition of Jonathan Wild to the three universally popular novels, but by two volumes of Miscellanies, there could be no doubt about at least one of the contents of these latter. The Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon, if it does not rank in my estimation anywhere near to Jonathan Wild as an example of our author's genius, is an invaluable and delightful document for his character and memory. It is indeed, as has been pointed out in the General Introduction to this series, our main source of indisputable information as to Fielding dans son naturel, and its value, so far as it goes, is of the very highest. The gentle and unaffected stoicism which the author displays under a disease which he knew well was probably, if not certainly, mortal,... Continue reading book >>


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Reviews (Rated: 1 Stars - 1 review)

Reviewer: - May 3, 2016
Subject: Journal of a voyage
Too dry for my perseverance.


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