Henry Fielding

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What’s New Pussycat? review – high-voltage collision of two Tom Joneses
The 18th-century novel and Welsh crooner meet on 1960s Carnaby Street in a spirited jukebox musical

Arifa Akbar

20, Oct, 2021 @12:10 PM

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The Infernal Riddle of Thomas Peach – a homage to 18th-century fiction
Jas Treadwell’s picaresque adventure is a virtuoso performance that resonates with our own strange times

Alice Jolly

26, Aug, 2021 @6:30 AM

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The long tale of the British short story
What makes the British short story special? In a trawl through thousands, Philip Hensher found a generous tradition that not only suits established writers but gives a platform to voices on the edge of society

Philip Hensher

06, Nov, 2015 @1:24 PM

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The 100 best novels: No 5 – Tom Jones by Henry Fielding (1749)

Tom Jones comes a riotous fifth in our list of the 100 greatest novels in English, writes Robert McCrum

Robert McCrum

21, Oct, 2013 @6:00 AM

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What's so funny about comic novels?

From Fielding and Austen to Wodehouse and Kingsley Amis, humour has always been at the heart of English literature. Jonathan Coe asks who makes us laugh today – and is humour now harder to achieve?

Jonathan Coe

07, Sep, 2013 @7:00 AM

John Mullan's 10 of the best: long walks
From Basho's haiku to Galgut's Lesotho

John Mullan

04, May, 2012 @9:55 PM

Ten of the best: seductions
Chaucer to Coetzee

John Mullan

20, Jan, 2012 @10:55 PM

John Mullan's 10 of the best: coaches
From Henry Fielding to PD James, here are some of the landmark coach rides in literature. What have we missed?

John Mullan

16, Dec, 2011 @10:55 PM

John Mullan's 10 of the best
From Virgil's Aeneid to John Burningham's Harquin, John Mullan picks 10 of the most memorable hunting scenes in literature. Can you suggest more?

John Mullan

02, Dec, 2011 @10:55 PM

Ten of the best
Misdirected messages

John Mullan

02, Sep, 2011 @9:55 PM

Ten of the best: foundlings

John Mullan picks 10 of the best foundlings in literature

John Mullan

24, Jun, 2011 @10:55 PM

Henry Fielding

"Now, in reality, the world has paid too great a compliment to critics, and has imagined them to be men of much greater profundity then they really are."

22, Jul, 2008 @2:39 PM

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