- Narrated by: Jill Masters
- Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 05-27-05
- Language: English
- Publisher: Jimcin Recordings
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That Jonathan Wild is for the most part a magnificent example of sustained irony, one of the best in our literature, critics have generally agreed. Admirable, too, is the ironical humour, in which Fielding so excelled, and which in Jonathan Wild he seldom drops.
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By Benedict on 11-09-11
Such excellent writing
This point of this book is hard to grasp so I went to Wikipedia to pick up the main idea. That helped a lot. It is a satire on politicians of the early 1700s that shows how "great" politicians are just like great criminals. Altogether, it shows the power of humor to attack political enemies (in this case, Prime Minister Horace Walpole).
I got onto this book by listening to Tom Jones by the same author. That is a great book which I better recommend. It has the same extraordinary writing and a pretty good story.
Jonathan Wilding is better viewed as an example of great satire that could be used today. It is in the line of "Onion" newspaper.
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By Scott Horn on 09-16-12
What a classic.
Somebody needs to make a movie here, although I doubt they'd match the mystery and insight of the story and its main character. Such perspective and wisdom in short story form I doubt has ever been exceeded.
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