First published in 1751, “Amelia” is a sentimental novel, the fourth and final novel written by Henry Fielding.
“Amelia” follows a young woman who marries a man against her family’s wishes. The couple moves to another city to start a new life together…
Raising questions about married life, gender equality, and justice, “Amelia”is one of Fielding’s most popular novels. It also contains many interesting allusions to classical literature.
Fielding, an 18th-century novelist who wrote literary fiction and romance, is remembered for his satire, humor, and sharp, insightful writing. Before writing novels, Fielding worked as a magistrate and helped to form London’s first police force, the Bow Street Runners.