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The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling - Alice Wakely, Henry Fielding
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 neighbouring squire though he sometimes succumbs to the charms of the local girls.
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 neighbouring squire though he sometimes succumbs to the charms of the local girls.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140436228 (0140436227)
ASIN: 140436227
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 1024
Edition language: English
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Linda Hilton
Linda Hilton rated it
4.5 History of Tom Jones, a Foundling - A history of the novel
Whew! It's done. And it was fun. Enormous fun. Rollicking fun. I highly recommend Tom Jones to everyone who loves romance, adventure, sarcasm, and author intrusion. Henry Fielding is telling this story; if you're expecting "show, don't tell," you'll be monumentally disappointed. You'll be d...
A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it
4.0 Tom Jones
Tom Jones, a bastard of infamous parentage, is nevertheless raised by the kind Squire Allworthy as a gentleman. He loves the neighboring Squire's daughter, Sophia, but has no problem sleeping around with the less scrupulous common girls while waiting for his chance with her. His foster father loves ...
The English Student
The English Student rated it
2.5 Tom Jones - Henry Fielding
I'm slightly trepidatious about reviewing Tom Jones, because Fielding does not like critics. In fact, he is so kind as to say this about them: If a person who pries into the characters of others, with no other design but to discover their faults...deserves the title of a slanderer...why should no...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
4.0 Tom Jones (Oxford World's Classics)
This is a very early novel, published in 1749, and it's telling in several ways this was written when the form was young. There are eccentric spellings, erratic capitalizations, and dialogue isn't set off in the convention we're used to, but has various speakers lumped into one paragraph. There are ...
Reading Adler's List
Reading Adler's List rated it
3.0
Clever, Mr. Fielding, clever. In anticipation of criticism of his work, he dedicates the first chapter of Book XI to future critics. He lays on a guilt trip. Then he tacks on a quote from Shakespeare for added effect: Besides the dreadful mischiefs done by slander, and the baseness of the mean...
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