The Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction, Vols. I & II.
Selected by Charles William Eliot
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General Introduction to the Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction, by Charles W. Eliot, LL.D. The Novel in England Biographical Note Criticisms and Interpretations I. By William Makepeace Thackeray II. By Leslie Stephen III. By Austin Dobson IV. By Gordon Hall Gerould List of Characters Dedication Book I—Containing as Much of the Birth of the Foundling as Is Necessary or Proper to Acquaint the Reader with in the Beginning of This History I. Introduction to the Work, or Bill of Fare to the Feast II. A Short Description of Squire Allworthy III. An Odd Accident Which Befel Mr. Allworthy at His Return Home IV. The Reader’s Neck Brought Into Danger by a Description V. Containing a Few Common Matters, with a Very Uncommon Observation Upon Them VI. Mrs. Deborah is Introduced Into the Parish VII. Containing Such Grave Matter, That the Reader Cannot Laugh Once Through the Whole Chapter VIII. A Dialogue Between Mesdames Bridget and Deborah
IX. Containing Matters Which Will Surprize the Reader X. The Hospitality of Allworthy XI. Containing Many Rules, and Some Examples, Concerning Falling in Love XII. What the Reader May, Perhaps, Expect to Find in It XIII. Which Concludes the First Book Book II—Containing Scenes of Matrimonial Felicity in Different Degrees of Life I. Showing What Kind of a History This Is II. Religious Cautions Against Showing Too Much Favour to Bastards III. The Description of a Domestic Government IV. Containing One of the Most Bloody Battles, or Rather Duels, That Were Ever Recorded in Domestic History V. Containing Much Matter to Exercise the Judgment and Reflection of the Reader VI. The Trial of Partridge, the Schoolmaster VII. A Short Sketch of That Felicity Which Prudent Couples May Extract from Hatred VIII. A Receipt to Regain the Lost Affections of a Wife IX. A Proof of the Infallibility of the Foregoing Receipt Book III—Containing the Most Memorable Transactions Which Passed in the Family of Mr. Allworthy, from the Time When Tommy Jones Arrived at the Age of Fourteen, Till He Attained the Age of Nineteen. In This Book the Reader May Pick up Some Hints Concerning the Education of Children I. Containing Little or Nothing II. The Heroe of This Great History Appears with Very Bad Omens III. The Character of Mr. Square the Philosopher, and of Mr. Thwackum the Divine IV. Containing a Necessary Apology for the Author V. The Opinions of the Divine and the Philosopher Concerning the Two Boys VI. Containing a Better Reason Still for the Beforementioned Opinions VII. In Which the Author Himself Makes His Appearance on the Stage VIII. A Childish Incident, in Which, However, Is Seen a Good-Natured Disposition in Tom Jones IX. Containing an Incident of a More Heinous Kind X. Master Blifil and Jones Appear in Different Lights Book IV—Containing the Time of a Year I. Containing Five Pages of Paper II. A Short Hint of What We Can Do in the Sublime, and a Description of Miss Sophia Western III. Wherein the History Goes Back to Commemorate a Trifling Incident That Happened Some Years Since IV. Containing Such Very Deep and Grave Matters, That Some Readers, Perhaps, May Not Relish It V. Containing Matter Accommodated to Every Taste VI. An Apology for the Insensibility of Mr. Jones VII. Being the Shortest Chapter in This Book
VIII. A Battle Sung by the Muse in the Homerican Style IX. Containing Matter of No Very Peaceable Colour X. A Story Told by Mr. Supple, the Curate XI. The Narrow Escape of Molly Seagrim XII. Containing Much Clearer Matters XIII. A Dreadful Accident Which Befel Sophia XIV. The Arrival of a Surgeon Book V—Containing a Portion of Time Somewhat Longer Than Half a Year I. Of the Serious in Writing, and for What Purpose It Is Introduced II. In Which Mr. Jones Receives Many Friendly Visits III....