Tom Jones

Tom Jones

An Authoritative Text, Contemporary Reactions, Criticism

Book - 1973 | 1st ed.
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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.
Publisher: New York, Norton [1973]
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780393043594
0393043592
Branch Call Number: 823.5 FIELDING
Characteristics: viii, 934 p. 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Baker, Sheridan Warner 1918-

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