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Journey from this World to the Next

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The narrator dies in the first sentence. Through relating his travels in the afterlife, Henry Fielding, author of Tom Jones and Joseph Andrews, gently satirizes life here on earth.

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By Henry Fielding




CHAPTER I. The author dies, meets with Mercury, and is by him conducted to the stage which sets out for the other world

CHAPTER II. In which the author first refutes some idle opinions concerning spirits, and then the passengers relate their several deaths.

CHAPTER III. The adventures we met with in the City of Diseases

CHAPTER IV. Discourses on the road, and a description of the palace of Death

CHAPTER V. The travelers proceed on their journey, and meet several spirits who are coming into the flesh

CHAPTER VI. An account of the wheel of fortune, with a method of preparing a spirit for this world

CHAPTER VII. The proceedings of judge Minos at the gate of Elysium

CHAPTER VIII. The adventures which the author met on his first entrance into Elysium

CHAPTER IX. More adventures in Elysium

CHAPTER X. The author is surprised at meeting Julian the apostate in Elysium; but is satisfied by him by what means he procured his entrance there... Continue reading book >>

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