Let me take you back to the 18th century when the novel was just getting going as a literary form. Henry Fielding was a magistrate and playwright and when fellow writer, Samuel Richardson, wrote a bestselling novel about a servant maid, Pamela, who marries her employer, Fielding felt the book was immoral. His response was to give Richardson’s character a brother, who nobly resists when his employer wants to take him into her bed. The result is the fabulous comic novel, Joseph Andrews.
Keep up-to-date with Susannah’s events and other literary news.
We will only send relevant messages and your email address will not be shared.