Joseph Andrews and Shamela.
Edited, intro and notes by Martin C. Battestin, University of Virginia. Joseph Andrews was first published in 1742, Shamela in 1741. Fielding reacted to Richardson's novels, which he despised, with these masterpieces of wit. Thus was born the contest between these two mid-18th c authors and a great step forward in the development of the novel. VG intro and preface with extensive endnotes. Underlining. Gold and white cover. Houghton Mifflin/Boston, Riverside/Cambridge. Pb. 1961. USED. $3.00