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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,007 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Henry Fielding Narrator: Sean Barrett Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Penguin Classics presents Henry Fielding's Joseph Andrews, adapted for listening and available as a digital audiobook as part of the Penguin English Library series. Read by the actor Sean Barrett.

Kissing, Joseph, is but a prologue to a Play. Can I believe a young fellow of your Age and Complexion will be content with Kissing?

Henry Fielding's riotous tale of innocents in a corrupt world was one of the earliest English novels, blending bawdy slapstick, philosophical musing, and pointed social satire to create a work of moral complexity and generous, life-affirming humanity. Published in 1742, it tells the story of the chaste servant Joseph Andrews who, after being sacked for spurning the advances of the lascivious Lady Booby, takes to the road, accompanied by his beloved Fanny Goodwill and the absent-minded, much put-upon Parson Adams. There they encounter robbers, tricksters, seducers, mishaps, and strange twists of fortune in a series of adventures filled with exuberant comedy.

Part of a collection of vintage recordings taken from the Penguin Archives, the Penguin English Library series offers affordable, collectable, quality productions that are perfect for on-the-go listening.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Abby | 2/20/2014

    " Note: I have only read "Joseph Andrews" and not "Shamela". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jessica | 2/10/2014

    " I enjoyed this book. I'm sure I would have enjoyed it more if I wasn't all hopped up on cold meds when I read it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Eric | 1/31/2014

    " It was hard for me to have feelings at all about Joseph Andrews. I didn't like Shamela much at all (it was funny for about a page or two). Generally non-impressive. I do, however, want to read more by this author, to see if this was just a poor choice. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Emily | 1/27/2014

    " It was a bit drilling because of the language and the multiple references and footnotes... But it was interesting and funny enough, at least the stuff I caught. Surely with a better knowledge of the context and the English of the time I could have enjoyed it much better, though. I especially liked all the twingling drama between families, servants, and class-relations, and the most boring stuff to me were the small adventures along the way, at the inns and stuff. I hope my lecturer gives me a broarder view of the subject, hopefully. "

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