The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling

The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling

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by Henry Fielding
     
 

ISBN-10: 1406523968

ISBN-13: 9781406523966

Pub. Date: 05/28/2007

Publisher: Dodo Press

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…  See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781406523966
Publisher:
Dodo Press
Publication date:
05/28/2007
Pages:
476
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.06(d)
Age Range:
1 - 17 Years

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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