History of Tom Jones, a Foundling Part II

History of Tom Jones, a Foundling Part II

by Henry Fielding

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Overview

The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, often known simply as Tom Jones, is a comic novel by English playwright and novelist Henry Fielding. It is both a Bildungsroman and a picaresque novel. It was first published on 28 February 1749 in London, and is among the earliest English prose works to be classified as a novel. It is the earliest novel mentioned by W. Somerset Maugham in his 1948 book Great Novelists and Their Novels among the ten best novels of the world. It became a best seller, with four editions being published in its first year alone.Tom Jones is generally regarded as Fielding's greatest book and as a very influential English novel.
Plot of the novel: - A foundling of mysterious parentage brought up by Mr. Allworthy on his country estate, Tom Jones is deeply in love with the seemingly unattainable Sophia Western, the beautiful daughter of the neighboring squire-though he sometimes succumbs to the charms of the local girls. When Tom is banished to make his own fortune and Sophia follows him to London to escape an arranged marriage, the adventure begins. A vivid Hogarthian panorama of eighteenth-century life, spiced with danger and intrigue, bawdy exuberance and good-natured authorial interjections.
Tom Jones is one of the greatest and most ambitious comic novels in English literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781727769500
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/07/2018
Pages: 434
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)

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