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The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling by Henry Fielding

The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling by Henry Fielding

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The classic story of a young man living by his wits and relying upon his fortunes in 18th-century England, by one of the greatest novelists in the language. Tom Jones, a foundling who is taken in and raised by the kindly Squire Allworthy, is a guileless boy whose inherent decency is sometimes obscured by his high-spirited bawdiness and candor. Unjustly banished from the Allworthy house, Tom takes to the road and, after a series of richly comic, often harrowing adventures, learns the value of prudence, is reunited with Allworthy, and discovers his true identity.


Series: The Wesleyan Edition of the Works of Henry Fielding


Length: 990 pages
Height: 8.5 in.
Width: 5.8 in.
Thickness: 2.2 in.
Weight: 41.6 oz.

Publisher's Note

The romantic adventures of a reckless yet personable young man are chronicled in what is considered to be the forerunner of the modern novel.

Industry reviews

"...'Tom Jones,' which was published in 1749, is the second great novel. The first, Richarson's 'Clarissa Harlowe,' preceded it by only a year....The truth is that there are few works of art so perfectly made, so perfectly of their period, yet possessing the energy and high spirits and good humor to transcend it....In this book Fielding combined the epic and the dramatic, thereby creating the dominant literary form of our time, even if we no longer call it the 'prosai-comi-epic,' but simply the 'novel.'" Afterword - Frank Kermode

"Two hundred years have not dimmed Fielding's realism. His humor is closer to our own than that of any writer before the present century." Book Jacket - Kingsley Amis

"What a master of composition Fielding was! Upon my word, I think the OEDIPUS TYRANNUS, the ALCHEMIST, and TOM JONES the three most perfect plots ever planned."

Item specifics - Nonfiction Books

Author: Henry Fielding
Edition: 1
Publisher: Wesleyan Univ Pr
Edition Description: Illustrated
ISBN-10: 0819560480
Category: Fiction Themes
ISBN-13: 9780819560483 --
Format: Softcover --
Publication Year: 1975
Condition: Good

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