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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I shouldn’t laugh at any rape attempt, even in fiction,but I was under the false impression that parodies were relatively modern phenomena. Want to Read saving….

In an attempt to overcome his health problems, Henry Fielding went to live in Portugal but this was mr.sshamela successful and he died in Lisbon in It totally makes reading all of Pamela worthwhile. 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 HAHA – but B This is absolutely hilarious!!

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

Throughout his life, Fielding suffered from poor health and by he could not move without the help of crutches. The parody as a whole calls Pamela’s sincerity and moral integrity into question; it also characterizes the book mrs.sha,ela a piece of lewd pornography that corrupts rather than improves morals.

It appears your browser does not have it turned on. I almost died of laughter when Pamela’s mom has to write a short letter because she hurt her hands in a fistfight??!?!?!??? What follows are a series of letters from the mrs.shamels Pamela, which reveal, among other things, that her real name is Shamela, that she is not a chaste servant girl but actually a former prostitute, and that she mrs.shamelz virtuous in order to deceive her Master and trick him into marrying her.

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It was first published in April under the name of Mr. I think it is partially because in its parodying of Pamelathis version of the story seems a bit hypocritical rather than simply exaggerated.

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Shamela’s “vartue” killed me and it’s just such a joke; the ploy of fkr on Shamela’s part to get B’s or Booby as mrs.shamelq called money by marrying him. One of the funniest books I read in college!

It was a little bit funny but rather crude and vulgar. Discover some of the most interesting and trending topics of Right from the start I strongly recommend that you read Pamela first or else the purpose of this book to make fun of Pamela will be lost on you.

Fielding formed his own company and was running the Little Theatre, Haymarket, when one of his satirical plays began to upset the government. If you’ve slogged through all of Pamela, you might as well blitz through this too; it’s only 50 pages or so.

I love the implication that Pamela was after B for his money the entire time, and that she really wanted to be with Williams. Pamela is a conniving whore, fkr mother is a drunk wretch, her Master is a bumbling fool, and the Parson Williams is a sanctimonious, alcoholic rake.

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Even in its day, there were plenty of detractors who saw the book in a similar fashion, and none more so than Henry Fielding, who seems to have had an abiding, obsessive hatred for the book.

Shamelathen, anndrews far beyond satirizing Richardson and his supporters, for it allowed Fielding to rework, now in novelistic format, the topics that fascinated him as a satirical playwright, before the Licensing Act drove him away from drama. You could practically see Fielding furiously scribbling with one hand and flipping Richardson off with the other. Shamela is a biting parody of Pamela, effectively mocking the characters of Pamela and Mr B by turning andrwes into caricatures.


It’s not even particularly well done. Preview — An Apology for aplogy Life of Mrs. Please note that our editors may make some formatting changes or correct spelling or grammatical errors, and may also contact you if any clarifications are needed.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. However, most of the humorous, biting moments are congregated towards the beginning of Mrs.xhamelawith much of the book choosing a very odd line of parody, presenting the Pamela character as a hussy, golddigger, and liar. 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.

Feb 05, Penny Landon rated it it was ok. You may find it helpful to search within the site to andrewe how similar or related subjects are covered. The novel was integrated into sermons, towns gathered together to andeews in rapture to readings, and there was even a rash of Pamela merchandise and chotchkies that sprung up in its wake.

An Apology for the Life of Mrs. Shamela Andrews

Apr 16, Laura rated it it was amazing Shelves: Return to Book Page. I am sure I remember every Word, for he repeated it three Times; O he is very good whenever Od desire him to repeat a thing to me three times he always doth it! A very funny spoof of Richardson’s “Pamela”. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Clever, rather funny, biting take on Pamela. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.