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The Resource Epic into novel : Henry Fielding, Scriblerian satire, and the consumption of classical literature, Henry Power

Epic into novel : Henry Fielding, Scriblerian satire, and the consumption of classical literature, Henry Power

Label
Epic into novel : Henry Fielding, Scriblerian satire, and the consumption of classical literature
Title
Epic into novel
Title remainder
Henry Fielding, Scriblerian satire, and the consumption of classical literature
Statement of responsibility
Henry Power
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Epic into novel' looks at Henry Fielding's adaptation of classical epic in the context of what he called the 'Trade of ...authoring'. Fielding was always keen to stress that his novels were modelled on classical literature. Equally, he was fascinated by-and wrote at length about-the fact that they were objects to be consumed. He recognised that he wrote in an age when an author had to consider himself 'as one who keeps a public Ordinary, at which all persons are welcome for their Money.' In describing his work, he alludes both to Homeric epic and to contemporary cookery books. This tension in Fielding's work has gone unexplored, a tension between his commitment to a classical tradition and his immersion in a print culture in which books were consumable commodities. This interest in the place of the ancients in a world of consumerism was inherited from the previous generation of satirists. The 'Scriblerians'-among them Jonathan Swift, John Gay, and Alexander Pope-repeatedly suggest in their work that classical values are at odds with modern tastes and appetites. Fielding, who had idolised these writers as a young man, developed many of their satiric routines in his own writing. But Fielding broke from the Swift, Gay, and Pope in creating a version of epic designed to appeal to modern consumers. Henry Power provides new readings of works by Swift, Gay, and Pope, and of Fielding's major novels. He examines Fielding's engagement with various Scriblerian themes-primarily the consumption of literature, but also the professionalisation of scholarship, and the status of the author-and shows ultimately that Fielding broke with the Scriblerians in acknowledging and celebrating the influence of the marketplace on his work
Cataloging source
ERASA
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Power, Henry
Dewey number
823.5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR3457
LC item number
.P69 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Fielding, Henry
  • Classical literature
  • English literature
  • Food in literature
Label
Epic into novel : Henry Fielding, Scriblerian satire, and the consumption of classical literature, Henry Power
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-227) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
884242493
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 232 pages
Isbn
9780198723875
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other control number
60001992267
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)884242493
Label
Epic into novel : Henry Fielding, Scriblerian satire, and the consumption of classical literature, Henry Power
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-227) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
884242493
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 232 pages
Isbn
9780198723875
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other control number
60001992267
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)884242493

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