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The history of Tom Jones, a foundling /
Henry Fielding ; with an introduction and commentary by Martin C. Battestin ; the text edited by Fredson Bowers.
edition
1st American ed.
imprint
[Middletown, Conn.] : Wesleyan University Press, 1975.
description
2 v. (lxxxiv, 1080 p., [4] leaves of plates) : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0819540684 :
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[Middletown, Conn.] : Wesleyan University Press, 1975.
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0819540684 :
catalogue key
1144901
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summaries
Main Description
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 squireathough 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.
Main Description
Chapter 7. Containing such grave matter, that the reader cannot laugh once through the whole chapter, unless peradventure he should laugh at the author.
Table of Contents
Preface
Introduction
The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling: Dedication
Contents
Text
Appendices: Chronology of Important Dates
Select Bibliography
Index to Corrections
The Geography of Tom Jones (map)
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