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Tragedy of Tragedies

(1731)
Or, the Life and Death of Tom Thumb the Great
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Best known today for the novels Joseph Andrews and Tom Jones, Henry Fielding was just as renowned in his own time as a prolific and highly successful dramatist. Among his most popular plays was The Tragedy of Tragedies: Or, The Life and Death of Tom Thumb, one of the most extraordinary parodies in English theater. The print version of the play incorporates, in an elaborate structure of annotations, a remarkable satire of heroic drama and of the pretensions and excesses of "false scholarship."

This edition includes the text of the play itself and the text of the extraordinary notes (by Fielding's pseudonym "H. Scriblerus Secundus"), appearing in facing page layout; extensive explanatory notes for the modern reader appear at the bottom of the page. Also included are a substantial introduction and a wide range of background materials that set the work in the context of its time. These contextual materials include contemporary reviews, excerpts from the plays that Fielding's parody most frequently targeted, and selections from works that provided inspiration for The Tragedy of Tragedies - from contemporary versions of the "Tom Thumb" folktale to satirical writing by authors such as Alexander Pope, John Gay, and George Villiers.

 
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Hardback Editions

August 2016 : Hardback
Title: The Tragedy of Tragedies; Or, the Life and Death of Tom Thumb the Great;
Author(s): Henry 1707-1754 Fielding, James Theodore 1890-1956 Hillhouse
ISBN: 1-371-16660-9 / 978-1-371-16660-1
Publisher: Wentworth Press
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April 2016 : Hardback
Title: The Tragedy of Tragedies
Author(s): Henry Fielding
ISBN: 1-354-62771-7 / 978-1-354-62771-6
Publisher: Palala Press
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December 2015 : Hardback
Title: The Tragedy of Tragedies; or, The Life and Death of Tom Thumb the Great;
Author(s): Henry Fielding, James Theodore Hillhouse
ISBN: 1-347-20338-9 / 978-1-347-20338-5
Publisher: Palala Press
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September 2010 : USA Hardback
Title: The Tragedy Of Tragedies Or The Life And Death Of Tom Thumb The Great
Author(s): Henry Fielding
ISBN: 1-169-19571-7 / 978-1-169-19571-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
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May 2010 : USA Hardback
Title: The Tragedy Of Tragedies Or The Life And Death Of Tom Thumb The Great
Author(s): Henry Fielding
ISBN: 1-161-47934-1 / 978-1-161-47934-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
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May 2009 : USA Hardback
Title: The Tragedy of Tragedies: Or, the Life and Death of Tom Thumb the Great
Author(s): Henry Fielding
ISBN: 1-110-00458-3 / 978-1-110-00458-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioLife
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January 1999 : USA Library Binding
Title: Tragedy Of Tragedies, The
Author(s): Henry Fielding
ISBN: 0-7812-0462-3 / 978-0-7812-0462-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Reprint Services Corp
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December 1973 : UK Hardback
Title: Tragedy of Tragedies: Or, the Life and Death of Tom Thumb the Great (A Scolar Press facsimile)
Author(s): Henry Fielding
ISBN: 0-85967-091-0 / 978-0-85967-091-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Scolar Press
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June 1971 : USA Hardback
Title: Tragedy of the Tragedies for the Life and Death of Tom Thumb the Great With the Annotations of H. Scribblerus Secundus
Author(s): Fielding Henry
ISBN: 0-403-00591-4 / 978-0-403-00591-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scholarly Pr
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April 1970 : UK Hardback
Title: Tom Thumb (Fountainwell Drama Texts)
Author(s): Henry Fielding
ISBN: 0-05-001813-2 / 978-0-05-001813-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oliver & Boyd
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Paperback Editions

September 2013 : USA Paperback
Title: The Tragedy of Tragedies; Or, the Life and Death of Tom Thumb the Great
Author(s): Henry Fielding
ISBN: 1-230-35223-6 / 978-1-230-35223-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: TheClassics.us
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February 2013 : Canada Paperback
Title: The Tragedy of Tragedies
Author(s): Henry Fielding
ISBN: 1-55481-163-5 / 978-1-55481-163-2 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Broadview Press
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January 2012 : UK Paperback
Title: The Tragedy of Tragedies; Or, the Life and Death of Tom Thumb the Great;
Author(s): Henry Fielding
ISBN: 1-290-16857-1 / 978-1-290-16857-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: HardPress Publishing
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August 2011 : USA Paperback
Title: The Tragedy Of Tragedies
Author(s): Henry Fielding
ISBN: 1-175-79532-1 / 978-1-175-79532-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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September 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: The Tragedy Of Tragedies Or The Life And Death Of Tom Thumb The Great
Author(s): Henry Fielding
ISBN: 1-162-71070-5 / 978-1-162-71070-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
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August 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: The tragedy of tragedies; or, The life and death of Tom Thumb the Great;
Author(s): Henry Fielding, James Theodore Hillhouse
ISBN: 1-177-71896-0 / 978-1-177-71896-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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April 2009 : USA Paperback
Title: The Tragedy of Tragedies: Or, The Life and Death of Tom Thumb the Great
Author(s): Henry Fielding
ISBN: 1-110-00453-2 / 978-1-110-00453-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioBazaar
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April 2009 : USA Paperback
Title: The Tragedy of Tragedies: Or, The Life and Death of Tom Thumb the Great
Author(s): Henry Fielding
ISBN: 1-110-00452-4 / 978-1-110-00452-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioBazaar
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April 2009 : USA Paperback
Title: The Tragedy of Tragedies: Or, The Life and Death of Tom Thumb the Great
Author(s): Henry Fielding
ISBN: 1-110-00455-9 / 978-1-110-00455-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioLife
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March 2009 : USA Paperback
Title: The tragedy of tragedies;
Author(s): Henry Fielding
ISBN: 1-4297-6291-8 / 978-1-4297-6291-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Cornell University Library
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June 2004 : USA Paperback
Title: The Tragedy Of Tragedies Or The Life And Death Of Tom Thumb The Great
Author(s): Henry Fielding
ISBN: 1-4191-8563-2 / 978-1-4191-8563-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
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December 1973 : UK Paperback
Title: Tragedy of Tragedies: Or, the Life and Death of Tom Thumb the Great
Author(s): Henry Fielding
ISBN: 0-85967-092-9 / 978-0-85967-092-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Scolar Press
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April 1970 : UK Paperback
Title: Tom Thumb (Fountainwell Drama Texts)
Author(s): Henry Fielding
ISBN: 0-05-001814-0 / 978-0-05-001814-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oliver & Boyd
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January 1970 : USA Paperback
Title: Tom Thumb and The Tragedy of Tragedies (Fountainwell Drama Texts)
Author(s): Henry Fielding
ISBN: 0-520-01654-8 / 978-0-520-01654-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: University of California Press
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