The story of the adventures of Joseph Andrews and his friend Abraham Adams
Starting with a narrative about the adventures of his hero, the author discusses two types of depiction of reality. “Historians,” or “topographers,” are satisfied that they are engaged in “cheating from nature.” The author considers himself to be a “biographer” and his task is to describe “not people, but mores, not an individual, but a kind”
Joseph Andrews at the age of ten parents give in service to Sir Thomas Bubi. Pastor Abraham Adam pays attention to the giftedness of the child and wants the boy given to his care, because, in his opinion, Joseph, having received an education, will be able to occupy a higher position in his life than the position of a footman. But Lady Bubi does not want to part with the handsome and courteous Joseph, whom she distinguishes from all the other servants. After moving to London, Lady
Bubi’s husband dies, and she soon lets Joseph know, who is already twenty-one years old, that is not indifferent to him. In a letter to his sister Pamela, a chaste young man tells her that his mistress is trying to seduce him. He is afraid that because of his unyieldingness he will lose his place. alas, his fears are confirmed: a forty-year-old housekeeper Lady Bubi,
Joseph leaves London and goes to the estate of Lady Bubi, where, in the parish of Adams, lives, taking advantage of his love and patronage, the beloved of the youth of Fanny. On the way to Joseph attack robbers. The unfortunate and wounded young man finds shelter in an inn, but only Betty’s maid takes care of him, whereas the innkeeper, Tau-Wauz and his wife take Joseph as a tramp and hardly tolerate his presence. Here the youth is greeted by pastor Adame, who is going to London to publish there nine volumes of his sermons. The pastor is an honest man, naive and good-natured, he does not miss an opportunity to argue on philosophical and theological topics, however his passionate nature does not tolerate injustice and he is ready to defend
it not only with words, but with a strong fist. Under the influence of the pastor, even the quarrelsome Mrs. Tau-Wauz is imbued with sympathy for Joseph,
Adams discovers that he left all nine volumes of his sermons absent-mindedly at home, and is going to accompany the youth to the estate, but unforeseen circumstances for a while they are separated. The pastor comes to the aid of the girl, which some rascal tries to dishonor. Having dealt with the rapist, Adam, to his amazement, sees that the girl is his parishioner Fanny. She learned of the misfortune that befell her beloved, and immediately set out to take care of Joseph. Meanwhile, the attacker, who was unconscious by the efforts of the pastor and resembled a lifeless corpse, comes to his senses and, calling to the aid of local peasants who happened to be nearby, insidiously accuses Adams and Fanny of having robbed and beat him. They lead to the judge, but he, not delving into the essence of the matter and believing the villain, Provides his secretary to find out the degree of guilt of Adams and Fanny. The attacker gives testimony and disappears, and the pastor and the girl are rescued by the squire Bubi, the nephew of Lady Bubi, who happens to be in the judge’s house.
Adam and Fanny go in search of Joseph and find him in a seedy hotel, where the young man waits for a storm that caught him on the road. Lovers demand from the pastor that he immediately connect them with a marriage, but Adam does not intend to back away from the prescribed form of the church – public announcement. Lovers obey and are going to leave the hotel when it turns out that they have nothing to pay the owner through the fault of Adams, a big fan of ale. They are unexpectedly rescued by the poor peddler, and they finally set off.
Fleeing from a group of sheepfolds, whom three travelers spend the night in the open air, mistaken for robbers, Joseph, Adam and Fanny find shelter in Mr. Wilson’s house. He tells them the story of his life, full of ups and downs, and bitterly mentions that his older son was still kidnapped by gypsies. But even after many years, Wilson could have recognized a son who has a birthmark in the form of strawberries on his chest. After leaving the house of Wilson, friends again set off.
The pastor almost becomes a victim of the hunting dogs of the squire John Templ, who hunted with friends and fun for the sake of letting his dogs on the trail of fat man Adams, who had escaped from them. Joseph, who knows the truncheon well, helps a friend out, and the squire Temple, a rich man, cruel and insidious, sees the beauty of Fanny, intends to take possession of the girl and, apologizing to Adams for the brutality of his rangers, invites travelers to his estate. Squire and his friends first show a feigned friendliness, but then they openly scoff at the good-natured pastor, who, along with Joseph and Fanny, leaves indignantly at Template’s house. The enraged Temple, who set out to capture Fanny in whatever manner, sends his servants after them under the captain’s chase. The captain overtakes travelers in the hotel and after a cruel massacre captures the girl and takes her with him. However, on his way to the Temple Manor, he meets a stroller, in which Lady Bubi’s butler, Peter Pence, is traveling, accompanied by armed servants. One of them recognizes the girl, and she begs to save her from the hands of the captain. On the orders of Peter Pence, who is going to the estate of Lady Bubi, the captain is escorted to the hotel where a fierce battle took place. The girl, so happily escaped all dangers, again with her beloved, and soon in love with Adams and Pence finally reach the estate. and she begs to save her from the hands of the captain. On the orders of Peter Pence, who is going to the estate of Lady Bubi, the captain is escorted to the hotel where a fierce battle took place. The girl, so happily escaped all dangers, again with her beloved, and soon in love with Adams and Pence finally reach the estate. and she begs to save her from the hands of the captain. On the orders of Peter Pence, who is going to the estate of Lady Bubi, the captain is escorted to the hotel where a fierce battle took place. The girl, so happily avoided all dangers, again with her beloved, and soon in love with Adams and Pence finally get to the estate.
Lady Bubi comes to her estate and learns that Joseph and Fanny are going to get married, and Pastor Adams has already publicly announced the warning about their marriage. The lady, tormented by the throes of jealousy and giving vent to her anger, calls for the Scout’s lawyer, who tells her how, with the help of Judge Frolik, to get rid of Joseph and Fanny. They are accused of theft, and the judge, who does not dare to go against the will of Lady Bubi, sentenced them to imprisonment for one month. However, Judge Frolik, in whose heart the heart had a drop of pity for the young lovers, is going to arrange for them to escape on the way to prison.
At this time in the estate of Lady Bubi comes her nephew with his sister Joseph – Pamela, who recently herd the wife of a squire. Mr. Bubi learns of the misfortune that befell the brother of his wife, and saves the lovers from the revenge of his aunt. In a conversation with Lady Bubi, he convinces her that from now on she can look at Joseph as a member of his family without any damage to his honor, since her former footman’s sister became the wife of her nephew. Lady Bubi is extremely pleased with this turn of events and dreams of making Joseph her husband. To achieve this goal, she convinces her nephew that Joseph is worthy of a better party than a simple peasant woman. Squire Bubi, along with Pamela, try to dissuade Joseph from marrying Fanny, but he does not intend to part with his lover for a career.
Meanwhile, the same peddler comes to the estate, who recently bailed out Adams and his young friends, having paid for them to the owner of the hotel. He tells the story of his long-dead mistress, who, before her death, confessed to him that she once, together with a gang of gypsies, was engaged in stealing children. Many years ago she sold Lady Bubi, Sir Thomas, a three-year-old girl, whom she had stolen from the Enryus family, to the deceased husband. Since then, this girl was brought up in the estate of Bubi, and her name is Fanny. Everyone is shocked that Joseph and Fanny are brother and sister. A young man and a girl in despair.
At this time, Joseph’s parents and Sir Wilson come to the estate, who promised the pastor to visit his parish. Soon it turns out that Joseph is the son of Sir Wilson: the gypsies have stolen the boy, and then, having come to the house of the Andrews, they put him instead of Fanny in the cradle of her mother, who raised him as her own child. Wilson has no doubts when he sees a birthmark in the form of strawberries on Joseph’s chest.
Wilson agrees to Joseph’s marriage with Fanny. Squire Bubi shows generosity and gives the girl a dowry amount of two thousand pounds, and the young couple acquire for this money a small estate in one parish with Wilson. Squire Bubi offers Adams, who desperately needs money to feed his large family, a well-paid place, and he agrees. The Chaplain earns the place of an excise official with the diligence of a squire and honestly performs his duties. Lady Bubi leaves for London, where she spends time in the company of a young dragoon colonel, who helps her forget Joseph Andrews, to whom she had such a strong passion.