The history of Tom Jones, a foundling

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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.
  • Includes a chronology, suggestions for further reading, notes, glossary, and an appendix of Fielding's revisions

  • Introduction discusses narrative tecniques and themes, the context of eighteenth-century fiction and satire, and the historical and political background of the Jacobite revolution

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The foundling Tom Jones is found on the property of a benevolent, wealthy landowner. Tom grows up to be a vigorous, kind-hearted young man, whose love of his neighbor's well-born daughter brings class friction to the fore. The presence of prostitution and promiscuity in Tom Jones caused a sensation at the time it was published, as such themes were uncommon. It is divided into 18 shorter books, and is considered one of the first English-language novels.

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subject_facet England -- Fiction, England -- Social life and customs -- 18th century -- Fiction, Foundlings -- Fiction, Identity (Psychology) -- Fiction, Young men -- Fiction
title_display The history of Tom Jones, a foundling
title_full History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, The history of Tom Jones : a foundling / Henry Fielding, with an introduction by Claude Rawson, The history of Tom Jones, a foundling / Henry Fielding ; text edited by Fredson Bowers, The history of Tom Jones, a foundling [electronic resource] / Henry Fielding, The history of Tom Jones, a foundling [electronic resource] / Henry Fielding ; with an introduction and commentary by Martin C. Battestin ; the text edited by Fredson Bowers, The history of Tom Jones, a foundling [electronic resource] / by Henry Fielding
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