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The History of the Life of the Late Mr Jonathan Wild the Great

Henry James

Narrator LibriVox Community

Publisher: LibriVox

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Summary

This novel is sometimes thought of as [Fielding's] first because he almost certainly began composing it before he wrote Shamela and Joseph Andrews. It is a satire of Walpole that draws a parallel between Walpole and Jonathan Wild, the infamous gang leader and highwayman. He implicitly compares the Whig party in Parliament with a gang of thieves being run by Walpole, whose constant desire to be a "Great Man" (a common epithet for Walpole) should culminate only in the antithesis of greatness: being hanged. (Summary by Wikipedia)
Duration: about 10 hours (10:12:51)
Publishing date: 2014-08-25; Copyright Year: 1743. Copyright Statment: —