Votre titre Audible gratuit

9,95 € / mois après 30 jours. Résiliable à tout moment.

ou
Dans le panier

Vous êtes membre Amazon Prime ?

Bénéficiez automatiquement de 2 livres audio offerts.
Bonne écoute !

    Description

    Riotous, sexy and groundbreaking, Henry Fielding's Joseph Andrews: The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and His Friend Mr. Abraham Adams, published in 1742, was one of the first English novels.

    Fielding was melding and parodying the two major forces battling for control of the fiction market at the time - the mock heroic, neoclassical tradition as practiced by Pope and Swift and the popular and populist fiction of the new novelists such as Defoe and Richardson.

    Richardson's Pamela had just taken Britain by storm, and following on the success of Fielding's parody of the novel, Shamela, the story of Joseph Andrews follows Pamela’s brother in his journey as footman to the rather dippy Parson Adams.

    In style and form, it imitates Cervantes' Don Quixote, with the servant and master undertaking their major journey together, but the sexual adventures of the young Joseph Andrews and his sorely tested chastity provide the real meat of the book's plot.

    Described by Fielding as 'a comic-romance', Joseph Andrews is a bawdy and merry book, but it is also wrought through with Fielding's devotion to the Greek and Roman classics and with his social conscience, which shines through in its fresh approach to the stifling moral hypocrisies of the day.

    Public Domain (P)2007 Silksoundbooks Limited

    Ce que les auditeurs disent de Joseph Andrews

    Notations
    Global
    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 5 étoiles
      1
    • 4 étoiles
      0
    • 3 étoiles
      0
    • 2 étoiles
      0
    • 1 étoile
      0
    Interprétation
    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 5 étoiles
      1
    • 4 étoiles
      0
    • 3 étoiles
      0
    • 2 étoiles
      0
    • 1 étoile
      0
    Histoire
    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • 5 étoiles
      0
    • 4 étoiles
      1
    • 3 étoiles
      0
    • 2 étoiles
      0
    • 1 étoile
      0

    Commentaires - Veuillez sélectionner les onglets ci-dessous pour changer la provenance des commentaires.

    Il n'y a pas encore de critique disponible pour ce titre.
    Trier par :
    Trier par:
    • Global
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Interprétation
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Histoire
      3 out of 5 stars
    Image de profile pour TiffanyD
    • TiffanyD
    • 27/07/2017

    A perfect reader for Henry Fielding

    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Plot-wise, I far prefer Tom Jones, Either Fielding hadn't perfected his gifts or he was constrained by trying to keep his plot at least somewhat related to Richardson's Pamela. But there's lots of action, as well as classic Fielding-isms such as mistaken identities, hypocrites, sexually rapacious women and men. There are also the digressions into important points about human nature that are oftentimes BORING. The good news is that Joseph Andrews has far fewer of these than Tom Jones.

    Any additional comments?

    Henry Fielding + Rufus Sewell is a simply ideal conversation. He gets the tone and the humor just right.

    3 personnes ont trouvé cela utile

    • Global
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Interprétation
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Histoire
      5 out of 5 stars
    Image de profile pour Jonathon Horel
    • Jonathon Horel
    • 13/05/2018

    Joseph Andrews

    I'm more or less in love with works by Fielding, but Joseph Andrews, while hilarious, needs a careful reader. Rufus Sewell brings out each character, and the humour of the situations, clearly. This version has the reader it deserves and is well worth the listen.

    2 personnes ont trouvé cela utile

    • Global
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Interprétation
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Histoire
      4 out of 5 stars
    Image de profile pour David L Johnson
    • David L Johnson
    • 15/04/2018

    This is why audiobooks can outshine the original

    Would you listen to Joseph Andrews again? Why?

    Yes. If a book makes you laugh out loud 250 + years on it deserves to be read again, and this owes nearly as much to Mr. Sewell's performance as to the hilarious text. The story as a whole, despite all the misadventures and hi-jinks, nevertheless gives you a real feel for this period in England.

    What did you like best about this story?

    All great books feel modern, and this one does in many ways. I particularly enjoyed his searing attacks on the hypocrisy his observed, and the attitudes of the characters he describes are people you recognize today.

    What about Rufus Sewell’s performance did you like?

    His comedic timing, his phrasing. He absorbs all this beautiful prose and adds his own energy and a fantastic array of voices. I will certainly look for other performances by Mr. Sewell.

    2 personnes ont trouvé cela utile

    • Global
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Interprétation
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Histoire
      5 out of 5 stars
    Image de profile pour Sarah
    • Sarah
    • 27/07/2017

    Fantastic, Hilarious Story!

    I loved this audiobook! The story was engaging and funny; I stayed engaged until the very end. Rufus Sewell is a very good narrator and made the story even more enjoyable.

    1 personne a trouvé cela utile

    • Global
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Interprétation
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Histoire
      4 out of 5 stars
    Image de profile pour Tea
    • Tea
    • 06/11/2019

    The story meanders, but is entertaining.

    Rufus Sewell is the only reason I was able to get through the entire book. His reading of it is excellent. He brought the characters to life. The story itself lost my attention a few times, but I’m glad I stuck it out as it was an enjoyable and funny book.

    • Global
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Interprétation
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Histoire
      5 out of 5 stars
    Image de profile pour Carsley
    • Carsley
    • 04/10/2018

    If You Like Don Quixote...

    ...you will like this! Very similar in style and tone, the reader will follow Joseph Andrews (and the true star of the book, Parson Adams!) on many hilarious adventures. Admittedly, the CONSTANT indignities laid against poor Fanny and her chaste virtue can be a bit cringe worthy sometimes, but it all works out end the end. Highly recommend!

    • Global
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Interprétation
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Histoire
      5 out of 5 stars
    Image de profile pour FlyGuy
    • FlyGuy
    • 17/02/2018

    Rufus Sewell's performance is sheer genius!

    The rich, moving and nuanced performance by Mr. Sewell is eclipsed only by Fielding's tale.