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

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Henry Fielding

Narrated By: Denny Sayers

Publisher: LibriVox

Date: January 2016

Duration: 10 hours 17 minutes

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)

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

by Henry Fielding

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History of the Life of the Late Mr. Jonathan Wild the Great, Henry Fielding