Jonathan Wild, by Henry Fielding
- Shewing the Wholesome Uses Drawn from Recording the Achievements of Those
Wonderful Productions of Nature Called Great Men.
- Giving an Account of as Many of Our Hero’s Ancestors as Can Be Gathered
Out of the Rubbish of Antiquity, which Hath Been Carefully Sifted for that Purpose.
- The Birth, Parentage, and Education of Mr. Jonathan Wild the Great.
- Mr. Wild’s First Entrance into the World. His Acquaintance with Count La
- A Dialogue Between Young Master Wild and Count La Ruse, Which, Having
Extended to the Rejoinder, had a Very Quiet, Easy, And Natural Conclusion.
- Further Conferences Between the Count and Master Wild, with Other Matters
of the Great Kind.
- Master Wild Sets Out on His Travels, and Returns Home Again. A Very Short
Chapter, Containing Infinitely More Time and Less Matter than Any Other in the Whole Story.
- An Adventure where Wild, in the Division of the Booty, Exhibits an
Astonishing Instance of Greatness.
- Wild Pays a Visit to Miss Letitia Snap. A Description of that Lovely Young
Creature, and the Successless Issue of Mr. Wild’s Addresses.
- A Discovery of Some Matters Concerning the Chaste Laetitia which Must
Wonderfully Surprise, and Perhaps Affect, Our Reader.
- Containing as Notable Instances of Human Greatness as are to Be Met with
in Ancient or Modern History. Concluding with Some Wholesome Hints to the Gay Part of Mankind.
- Other Particulars Relating to Miss Tishy, which Perhaps May Not Greatly
Surprise After the Former. The Description of a Very Fine Gentleman. And a Dialogue Between Wild and the Count, in
which Public Virtue is Just Hinted At, With, Etc.
- A Chapter of which We are Extremely Vain, and which Indeed We Look on as
Our Chef-D’oeuvre; Containing a Wonderful Story Concerning the Devil, and as Nice a Scene of Honour as Ever
- In which the History of Greatness is Continued.
- Characters of Silly People, with the Proper Uses for which Such are
- Great Examples of Greatness in Wild, Shewn as Well by His Behaviour to
Bagshot as in a Scheme Laid, First, to Impose on Heartfree by Means of the Count, and then to Cheat the Count of the
- Containing Scenes of Softness, Love, and Honour All in the Great
- In which Wild, After Many Fruitless Endeavours to Discover His Friend,
Moralises on His Misfortune in a Speech, which May Be of Use (If Rightly Understood) To Some Other Considerable
- Containing Many Surprising Adventures, which Our Hero, with Great
- Of Hats.
- Shewing the Consequence which Attended Heartfree’s Adventures with Wild;
All Natural and Common Enough to Little Wretches Who Deal with Great Men; Together with Some Precedents of Letters,
Being the Different Methods of Answering a Dun.
- In which Our Hero Carries Greatness to an Immoderate Height.
- More Greatness in Wild. A Low Scene Between Mrs. Heartfree and Her
Children, and a Scheme of Our Hero Worthy the Highest Admiration, and Even Astonishment.
- Sea-Adventures Very New and Surprising.
- The Great and Wonderful Behaviour of Our Hero in the Boat.
- The Strange and Yet Natural Escape of Our Hero.
- The Conclusion of the Boat Adventure, and the End of the Second Book.
- The Low and Pitiful Behaviour of Heartfree; and the Foolish Conduct of His
- A Soliloquy of Heartfree’s, Full of Low and Base Ideas, Without a Syllable
- Wherein Our Hero Proceeds in the Road to Greatness.
- In which a Young Hero, of Wonderful Good Promise, Makes His First
Appearance, with Many Other Great Matters.
- More and More Greatness, Unparalleled in History or Romance.
- The Event of Fireblood’s Adventure; and a Threat of Marriage, which Might
have Been Concluded Either at Smithfield or St. James’s.
- Matters Preliminary to the Marriage Between Mr. Jonathan Wild and the
- A Dialogue Matrimonial, which Passed Between Jonathan Wild, Esq., and
Laetitia His Wife, on the Morning of the Day Fortnight on which His Nuptials Were Celebrated; which Concluded More
Amicably than Those Debates Generally Do.
- Observations on the Foregoing Dialogue, Together with a Base Design on Our
Hero, which Must Be Detested by Every Lover of Greatness.
- Mr. Wild with Unprecedented Generosity Visits His Friend Heartfree, and
the Ungrateful Reception he Met with.
- A Scheme So Deeply Laid, that it Shames All the Politics of this Our Age;
with Digression and Subdigression.
- New Instances of Friendly’s Folly, Etc.
- Something Concerning Fireblood which Will Surprize; and Somewhat Touching
One of the Miss Snaps, which Will Greatly Concern the Reader.
- In which Our Hero Makes a Speech Well Worthy to Be Celebrated; and the
Behaviour of One of the Gang, Perhaps More Unnatural than Any Other Part of this History.
- Sentiment of the Ordinary’s, Worthy to Be Written in Letters of Gold; a
Very Extraordinary Instance of Folly in Friendly, And a Dreadful Accident which Befel Our Hero.
- A Short Hint Concerning Popular Ingratitude. Mr. Wild’s Arrival in the
Castle, with Other Occurrences to Be Found in No Other History.
- Curious Anecdotes Relating to the History of Newgate.
- The Dead-Warrant Arrives for Heartfree; on which Occasion Wild Betrays
Some Human Weakness.
- Containing Various Matters.
- In which the Foregoing Happy Incident is Accounted for.
- Mrs. Heartfree Relates Her Adventures.
- In which Mrs. Heartfree Continues the Relation of Her Adventures.
- Containing Incidents Very Surprizing.
- A Horrible Uproar in the Gate.
- The Conclusion of Mrs. Heartfree’s Adventures.
- The History Returns to the Contemplation of Greatness.
- A Dialogue Between the Ordinary of Newgate and Mr. Jonathan Wild the
Great; in which the Subjects of Death, Immortality, And Other Grave Matters, are Very Learnedly Handled by the
- Wild Proceeds to the Highest Consummation of Human Greatness.
- The Character of Our Hero, and the Conclusion of this History.