Henry Fielding's Novels and the Classical Tradition. Newark, Delaware: University of Delaware Press, 1996. This study provides the first full-length examination of Fielding's use of classical literature, placed in the context of classical education and reading in the eighteenth century. It demonstrates that Fielding's use of the classical tradition profoundly affects our interpretation of his audience, his characters, his narrators and the genealogy of his fiction.


"The Market for Music in the Late Eighteenth Century and the Entry Books of the Stationers’ Company." The Library 7th series, 10 (2009): 159-191.

"The History of the Grammar Patent from 1620 to 1800 and the Forms of Lily’s Latin Grammar." Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 101 (2006): 177-225

"The Perils and Pleasures of Interdisciplinary Research and the late Eighteenth-Century Music Trade." East-Central Intelligencer, n.s. 19 (2005): 3-9.

"Charles Rennett and the London Music Sellers in the 1780s:  Testing the Ownership of Reversionary Copyrights."  Journal of the Royal Musical Association 129 (2004): 1-23.

"Litigating the Musical Magazine: The Definition of British Music Copyright in the 1780s." Book History 2 (1999): 122-145.

"Haydn and the London Music-Sellers: Forster v. Longman & Broderip." Music & Letters 77 (November, 1996): 527-41.

"What was Johnson Paid for Rasselas?" Modern Philology 91 (1994): 455-458.

"The History of the Grammar Patent, 1547-1620," Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 87 (1993): 419-436.

"Archival Research at the Public Record Office, London," The East-Central Intelligencer n.s. 5 (1991): 8-10.

"Henry Fielding's Classical Learning," Modern Philology 88 (1991): 243-260.

"Falstaff, Quin, and the Popularity of The Merry Wives of Windsor in the Eighteenth Century," Theatre Survey 31 (1990): 55-66.

"Hercules and Alexander: Classical Allusion in Caleb Williams," English Language Notes 25 (1988): 39-44.

"Fielding, Theobald, and The Tragedy of Tragedies," Philological Quarterly 66 (1987): 457-472.

Book Reviews:

Review of Henry Fielding. Amelia, Ed. Linda Bree for Scriblerian. 4 pages, forthcoming.

Review of four essays in Henry Fielding in Our Time: Papers Presented at the Tercentenary Conference. Ed. J.A. Downie for Scriblerian. 8 pages, forthcoming.

"Translation and the Survival of Classical Culture in the Eighteenth Century." Review of D. K. Money, The English Horace: Anthony Alsop and the Tradition of British Latin Verse and Richard Morton, John Dryden's Aeneas: A Hero in Enlightenment Mode. Eighteenth-Century Studies 36 (2003): 599-602.

Review of Frederick G. and Anne Ribble's Fielding's Library: An Annotated Catalogue. Scriblerian. 35 (2002-2003): 81-82.

Review of Jill Campbell's Natural Masques: Gender and Identity in Fielding's Plays and Novels, Scriblerian 29-30 (1997): 202-204.

Home Page