Tom Jones

Tom Jones

Book - 1974
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"Fielding's comic masterpiece of 1749 was immediately attacked as a 'A motley history of bastardism, fornication, and adultery.' Indeed, this novel overflows with a marvellous assortment of prudes, whores, libertines, bumpkins, misanthropes, hypocrites, scoundrels, virgins, and all too fallible humanitarians. At the centre of one of the most ingenious plots in English fiction stands a hero whose actions were, in 1749, as shocking as they are funny today. Expelled from Mr. Allworthy's country estate for his wild temper and sexual conquests, Tom Jones loses his money, joins the army, and pursues his beloved across Britain to London, where he becomes a kept lover and confronts the possibility of incest. Rightly regarded as Fielding's greatest work, Tom Jones is one of the first and most influential English novels." P. [4] of cover.
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1974.
ISBN: 9780140430097
0140430091
9780198124726
0198124724
9780812966077
0812966074
9780192834973
0192834975
9780140436228
Call Number: FIELDING
Characteristics: p.
Subjects: England -- Social life and customs -- 18th century -- Fiction.
Young men -- England -- Fiction.

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Oct 12, 2013

It's a little long, but I was engaged the entire story thanks to particular literary devices. I studied it in a month-long intensive Lit class in college and very much enjoyed myself.

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