A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for Henry Fielding's Joseph Andrews, one of the first novels written in the English language. As a novel of the eighteenth-century, Joseph Andrews seeks to uncover the faults and flaws of people who view themselves Christan, but are resistant to valuing the importance of charity and philanthropy. Moreover, Joseph Andrews is the first "modern" type of novel to embrace elements of theater and of episodic, and of social class, in a format that is both complex and casual. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Henry Fielding's classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons it has stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains: - Introductions to the Author and the Work - Character Summaries - Plot Guides - Section and Chapter Overviews - Test Essay and Study Q&As The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.