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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Fielding never owned to writing the work, but it is widely considered to be his. I can’t even find the proper words to describe how silly this book is – admittedly clever and thorough, but nonetheless very dependent on bawdy and low humor. Mrs.snamela 08, Kristen Lemaster rated it it was ok.

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It was published anonymously and, though Fielding never claimed it, Shamela was generally accepted as his work in his lifetime, and stylistic evidence supports the attribution. Preview — An Apology for the Fhe of Mrs.

Similarly, the verbal and physical violence of Richardson’s “Mr. We welcome suggested improvements to any of our articles. His recipient writes back, claiming that the book is actually a fraud and that he has the real-life letters of Pamela to prove it. Discover some of the most interesting and trending topics of Apr 25, Thom Swennes rated it it alology ok.

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Fielding presents the “real” letters of Pamela, whose name we are told is in fact Shamela.

An Apology for the Life of Mrs. Shamela Andrews

Thank you for your feedback. It was the first of several books to burlesque the sentimental prudery of the immensely popular Pamela. While I was not really a fan of the fog of this book I really appreciate the lengths that Fielding went to in order to point out I had to read this text for one of my college classes and suprisingly Pamela was not assigned with it. An Apology for the Life of Mrs.

This makes it very clear Shamela is anything but a victim to Mr. Unfortunately, our editorial approach may not be able to accommodate all contributions.

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

Jan 25, Alex rated it liked it Shelves: The parody as a whole calls Pamela’s sincerity and moral integrity into question; it also characterizes the book as a piece of lewd pornography that corrupts rather than improves morals. This page was last edited on 20 Octoberat I can only say that writing this review is about reviews. Part of my distaste for this novel may be derived from its skepticism and warning of being too absorbed in reading, because I love that books have the power to take us out of this world and into another for a brief excursion into escapism.

I laughed a few times. Reading Shamela amounts to re-reading Pamela through a deforming magnifying glass ; Richardson’s text is rewritten in a way that reveals its hidden implications, to subvert and desecrate it.

A very funny spoof of Richardson’s “Pamela”. Feb 05, Penny Landon rated it it was ok. William Shakespeare, English poet, dramatist, and actor, often called the English national poet and considered…. Pamela sounds like a tough prospect. And i think the ending is absolutely great – B wants to basically commission a book to be made about their story and Shamela’s name must be changed to Pamela so it doesn’t sound comedic and the result of that is Pamela Andrewd – but B This is absolutely hilarious!!


The book has no meaning outside of the original, though, so only read it if you care about Pamela. 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.

Return to Book Page. Throughout his life, Fielding suffered from poor health and by he could not move without the help of crutches. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Mrs.shame,a account. This is truly the most buck wild thing I’ve ever read.

May 20, Lucy rated it did not like it.

But thankfully this one was shorter, so I can’t fault Fielding too much, although the biggest complaint I have against him in this text is that Shamela has so little agency whereas in Pamela she could at least find solace in her writing.

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