Henry Fielding

Henry Fielding, an English playwright and novelist, was born in 1707 in Sharpham, England. His best-known works include the plays The Tragedy of Tragedies; or, The Life and Death of Tom Thumb the Great, Pasquin: A Dramatic Satire on the Times and The Historical Register for the Year 1736; the parody An Apology for the Life of Mrs. Shamela Andrews; and the novels The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling and Amelia. Henry Fielding died in 1754.