Joseph Andrews ; with Shamela ; and Related Writings: Authoritative Texts, Backgrounds and Sources, Criticism - Section 5: Joseph Andrews, Book 3, Chapters 1 through 5 Summary & Analysis

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Section 5: Joseph Andrews, Book 3, Chapters 1 through 5 Summary

In Chapter 1, Fielding contrasts biographies and romances, stating biographies copy nature instead of creating originals. He applies this principle to describing manners and a species while satirizing timeless human traits. In Chapter 2, the travelers take shelter with a hospitable man and his wife. Adams recounts Joseph's life history and asks his host, Wilson, to share his life story in return, a request that is obliged in the next chapter. Wilson set out to be a fine gentleman in London after his father's death, but the prospect of a duel forces him to move to Temple where he engages in numerous affairs and loses his fortune to gaming. He buys a winning lottery ticket but is forced to sell it for bread and winds up in jail. Harriet Hearty, the daughter of the man...

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