Henry Fielding (1707-1754) was a English novelist, whose narrative power influenced the form and technique of the novel and helped to make it the most popular form of literature in England.
In 1742 he parodied Richardson's novel Pamela in his Joseph Andrews, which was followed by Jonathan Wild the Great in 1743; his masterpiece Tom Jones in 1749, which he described as a 'comic epic in prose'; and Amelia in 1751.
He was appointed Justice of the Peace for Middlesex and Westminster in 1748.
In failing health, he went to recuperate in Lisbon in 1754, writing on the way A Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon.
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Henry Fielding was a famous English novelist and dramatist.