The History of Tom Jones: A Foundling

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One of the great comic novels in the English language, Tom Jones was an instant success when it was published in 1749: Ten thousand copies were sold in its first year. A foundling, Tom is discovered one evening by the benevolent Squire Allworthy and his sister Bridget and brought up as a son in their household until it is time for him to set out in search of both his fortune and his true identity. Amorous, high-spirited, and filled with what Fielding called "the glorious lust of doing good" but with a tendency ...
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One of the great comic novels in the English language, Tom Jones was an instant success when it was published in 1749: Ten thousand copies were sold in its first year. A foundling, Tom is discovered one evening by the benevolent Squire Allworthy and his sister Bridget and brought up as a son in their household until it is time for him to set out in search of both his fortune and his true identity. Amorous, high-spirited, and filled with what Fielding called "the glorious lust of doing good" but with a tendency toward dissolution, Tom Jones is one of the first characters in fiction to display legitimate sides of human virtue and vice.

The comic history of a handsome youth who is adopted by the local Squire. 2 cassettes.

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"Perhaps all we have a right to expect from a conscientious editor is a well-written rehash of what others have already said. But this is not all that we are here given...[Professor] Battestin can repeatedly correct the record by drawing upon the work of modern scholars... His commentary, which he supplies as notes to the text, necessarily tells us much that is well known to the specialist, but often corrects what previous editors have said and not infrequently clarifies what has never before been annotated... It is surprising that so much fresh information has been assembled for a book as well known as this."
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Gr 9 Up-A full caste dramatization brings to life this romp through 18th century England.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789626343319
  • Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks Ltd.
  • Publication date: 11/30/2004
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Abridged

Meet the Author

Henry Fielding (1707–1754) was a prominent writer of plays, political satires, and novels. His other works include Amelia and Joseph Andrews.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling: Dedication
Contents
Text
Appendices: Chronology of Important Dates
Select Bibliography
Index to Corrections
The Geography of Tom Jones (map)
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2010

    vol 2 of 3

    Volume 2 of 3 of 1775 edition

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    Posted July 29, 2010

    Vol 3 of 3 1775 edition

    vol 3 of 3 of the 1775 edition

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