American, b. 1930.
Genres: Literary criticism and history, Biography.
Career: Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, instructor, 1956-58, assistant professor, 1958-61; University of Virginia, Charlottesville, assistant professor, 1961-63, associate professor, 1963-67, professor, 1967-75, Kenan Professor of English Literature, 1975-98, Emeritus, 1998-, Chairman of Dept, 1983-86.
Publications: The Moral Basis of Fielding’s Art, 1959; The Providence of Wit: Aspects of Form in Augustan Literature and the Arts, 1974; New Essays by Henry Fielding: His Contributions to the Craftsman (1734-1739) and Other Early Journalism, 1989; Henry Fielding: A Life, 1989; A Henry Fielding Companion, 2000. EDITOR/CO-EDITOR: Fielding’s Joseph Andrews and Shamela, 1961; Fielding’s Joseph Andrews, 1967; Twentieth-Century Interpretations of Tom Jones, 1968; Fielding’s Tom Jones, 1975; Fielding’s Amelia, 1983; British Novelists 1660-1800, 1985; The Correspondence of Henry and Sarah Fielding, 1993; (trans, by T. Smollett) The History and Adventures of the Renowned Don Quixote, 2003.