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A.M. Gorky Institute
of World Literature
of the Russian Academy of Sciences

IWL RAS Publishing

A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature
of the Russian Academy of Sciences


Povarskaya 25a, 121069 Moscow, Russia



Types of publications

  • Classification – name: Literary studies
  • Format: Hardback
  • Dimensions: 60 х 90 1/16
  • Pages: 272 p.
  • Publisher: A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IWL RAS Publ.)
  • Rights – description: Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 (СС BY-ND)
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  • Language of the publication: Russian
  • Type of document: Collection of articles
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  • ISBN: 978-5-9208-0616-1
  • Year of publication: 2023
  • Place of publication: Moscow
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  • Ex. editor: Ekaterina P. Zykova
  • The Multifaceted Fielding. Ex. ed. Ekaterina P. Zykova. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2023. 272 p. (In Russian)

Information about the ex. editor:

Ekaterina P. Zykova (1954–2018), DSc (PhD) in Philology, Leading Research Fellow, A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences.


This volume of essays, collected and edited by a well-known Russian scholar and specialist in English literature Ekaterina P. Zykova (1954–2018), deals with a wide range of issues relevant to the students of Henry Fielding (1707–1754), a prominent playwright and novelist of the 18th century. The main purpose behind this work is to recreate, feature by feature, a 3D, multifaceted portrait of the English major writer, who united in himself great qualities of a comediograph, a moralist, a pamphleteer concerned with social matters, a journalist, a jurist and magistrate, an etymologist. This Russian-language study directs inquiry to Fielding’s contribution to World literature and culture, to his life and afterlife. Among the volume’s contributors there are scholars from the Russian Academy of Sciences, from Smolensk State University, from Oles Honchar Dnipro National University and other specialists in the field.

The book will appeal to literary scholars, theatre critics, historians and to wide audience interested in the history of West European culture and literature.

Keywords: the Russian Fielding studies, the Age of Reason, the Enlightenment, classicism, Rococo, literary genres.


Table of Contents

Ekaterina P. Zykova
Henry Fielding and Artistic Culture of the 18th Century. A Foreword

Tatiana G. Chesnokova
The Type of “Full-Size” Comedy in Fielding’s Work

Anita B. Mozhaeva
The Wholeness of Scenic Image in Fielding’s The Tragedy of Tragedies

Ekaterina P. Zykova
Fielding’s Moral Philosophy. Fielding as Classicist

Mariya V. Stroganova
Don Quixote During the Age of Reason: An Image of Priest in Fielding, Goldsmith, and Sterne

Natalia T. Pakhsarian
Fielding and Marivaux (on the Genealogy of the English Rococo Novel)

Galina N. Ermolenko
Fielding and Voltaire

Svetlana A. Vatchenko
The Problem of Authorial Presence in a “Textual Frame” (Richardson’s Pamela and Fielding’s Shamela)

Kseniya N. Atarova
Authorial Position and the Function of Metatext in the Novels by Fielding and Sterne

Tatiana N. Potnitseva
Henry Fielding’s Linguistic Games

Tatiana G. Chesnokova
Fielding the Novelist as an Intermediary in the Development of English and French Drama in 1760–1780s

Ekaterina P. Zykova
Henry Fielding as a Judge



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