Journals Higher Education

Contributions to The Champion, and Related Writings

Edited by W. B. Coley

The Wesleyan Edition of the Works of Henry Fielding

  • Throws new light on Fielding's knowledge of the political scene, and especially of Walpole, and provides a very different view of 18th-century journalism than the genteel tradition of the Spectator and Tatler
  • Many of the pieces - here given in authoritative texts - have never been reprinted since Fielding wrote them
  • Introduction and detailed annotation illuminate the relationship between journalism and politics - complicated by issues of censorship, patronage, and the role of publishers - and explain the political and social context and content