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Henry Fielding: Joseph Andrews (Audiobook Extract) read by Sean Barrett

Penguin Books UK on May 22, 2012 14:30

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    An extract from Henry Fielding's Joseph Andrews, adapted for audio and available as a digital download as part of the Penguin English Library series. Read by the actor Sean Barrett.

    About the book:

    '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 series of vintage recordings taken from the Penguin Archives. Affordable, collectable, quality productions - perfect for on-the-go listening.

    Released by: Penguin Books UK


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    • jimmymoses
      jimmymoses at 0.00 on February 14, 2013 05:35

      I really like Henry Fielding.

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    • lydiamoore
      lydiamoore at 0.00 on February 05, 2013 07:30

      I really love this track.

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    • mszavala
      mszavala at 0.00 on January 03, 2013 02:45

      thanks for the audio book.

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    • ruthfrmr
      ruthfrmr on November 07, 2012 03:00

      great stuff. thanks for sharing.

    • lizler
      lizler on November 06, 2012 14:13

      i love the voice and sound...

    • lizler
      lizler on November 06, 2012 14:13

      i love the voice and sound...

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    • heatherperez
      heatherperez on November 03, 2012 07:43

      I love the sound and the voice.

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    • Jlmontes
      Jlmontes on November 02, 2012 03:03

      @Penguin Books UK: cool, I'll try Sean Barrett too.

    • Penguin Books UK
      Penguin Books UK on November 01, 2012 10:58

      Glad you all like it, we're big fans of Sean Barrett too!

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    • Amy R. Beckner
      Amy R. Beckner on October 12, 2012 15:40

      Thank you for sharing this!

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