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An illustration describing Laurence Sterne's views on prominent writers such as Tobias Smollett and Samuel Sharp. He refers to them as Smelfungus and Mundungus.

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Scorpion and Felixwas the only comedic novel ever officially written by Karl Marx, and even then, it was never officially published. Marx loved Laurence Sterne's work, and thus this piece was heavily influenced by Sterne's The Life and Opinions of…

This excerpt from Fielding's "Shamela" demonstrates the completeness and vulgarity of Fielding's parody of "Pamela." Fielding very clearly intends for "Shamela" to highlight the controversial undertones of "Pamela," and these undertones are painfully…

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Depicting a gin-shop of the time, this image shows a drunk stumbling against the counter next to his inebriated children, and a mother force-feeding her baby gin instead of milk. In a characteristic Cruikshank visualization of a pun, they stand in a…

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"Deadly Lively" was drawn and etched by the British satirical artist, Thomas Rowlandson and bears a strong resemblance to his series of small aquatints, "The English Dance of Death", which he was also at work on at this time. Here, however, 'death'…

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This is a political cartoon poking fun of English politics in the Eighteeth century. It illustrates different men fighting and failing for the crown.

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A mocking visual depiction of the aging socialite Lady Sarah Archer, who was infamous for her excessive makeup (aside from her illegal gambling dens and how she went about marrying off her four teenage daughters)Also, this is hardly customary for a…

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Artist George Cruikshank created an illustration of a scene in Fielding's first full novel, The Adventures of Joseph Andrews.

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This is an example of satire of the English politics at the time. In the image we see a drawing of two men kissing where one of the men repersents England and the other repersents Ireland. This would be an example of a comic that is poking fun of the…

Absalom and Achitophel is an allegorical satire about the rebellion of Absalom against King David. In many instances throughout the poem, nature and law are mentioned hand in hand as being counters of one another with an implicit suggestion that…
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