Fictional autobiography


1726 Gulliver’s Travels, by Anglo-Irish author Jonathan Swift, is published as a traveler’s tale and fictional autobiography and becomes an immediate success.

1740 English author Samuel Richardson publishes Pamela, a fictional autobiography that chronicles the life of its lead character, a maidservant, through a series of letters.

1749 The comic novel autobiography Tom Jones, by English writer Henry Fielding, is published and follows the adventures of a high-spirited foundling boy.

1849–50 David Copperfield, by English author Charles Dickens, is published; although a fictional work, the life of the main protagonist ...

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