Part One of The History of Tom Jones
A motley history of bastardism, fornication, and adultery.
Returning home from a very satisfactory visit to London, the wealthy Squire Allworthy discovers a baby-in his bed!
He knows the baby isn't his, but once he discovers the mother he believes responsible, he undertakes to bring up the boy as his own, alongside his relative and heir. Tom Jones, as the baby is named, grows up utterly loveable, sexy, gorgeous and a bit of a scamp. Well, a lot of a scamp. While the Squire pleasures mistresses and schools maids in enjoyable discipline sessions, Tom learns how to live and love, with able help from the local populace. And makes enemies in the process, who plot their revenge on the bold boy who has captured the neighbourhood's hearts.
Not a word is altered in this classic novel-only added to. Lynne Connolly adds the parts that Fielding skimps on, and who knows but Fielding wanted to put them in?
Tom Jones is a bawdy romp through one of the most enjoyable eras in British history. Follow Tom, the Squire, the local round-heeled girl Molly and a cast of unforgettable characters as Tom grows to manhood in an English countryside of Hogarthian splendour.