The Adventures of David Simple and Volume the Last

The Adventures of David Simple and Volume the Last

Eighteenth-Century Novels by Women

by Sarah Fielding

Published by: The University Press of Kentucky

442 pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 1.00 in, illus

  • Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780813109459
  • Published: May 1998

$45.00

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The Adventures of David Simple (1744), Sarah Fielding's first and most celebrated novel, went through several editions, the second of which was heavily revised by her brother Henry. This edition includes Henry's "corrections" in an appendix. In recounting the guileless hero's search for a true friend, the novel depicts the derision with which almost everyone treats his sentimental attitudes to human nature. Acclaimed as an accurate portrait of mid-eighteenth-century London, The Adventures of David Simple sets forth some provocative feminist ideas. Also included is Fielding's much darker sequel, Volume the Last (1753).