Vol. 7: Trainor, Charles.

Type: Notes

Trainor, Charles. ‘Henry Fielding and Ireland’, Eighteenth-century Ireland/Iris an dá chultúr, Vol. 7 (1992), Pp 136-140..

This note discusses Fielding’s contempt for foreigners and draws attention to the negative Irish stereotypes in works such as Tom Jones. However, as a magistrate, Fielding showed sympathy for and fair treatment to the Irish. Trainor examines Fielding’s personal and professional ties to Ireland as an explanation as to why Fielding would “break ranks with the prejudices of his own nation when it came to the Irish”.