The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling. By: Henry Fielding ( NOVEL comic)

The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling. By: Henry Fielding ( NOVEL comic)

by Henry Fielding

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The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling (often known simply as Tom Jones) is a comic novel first published in 1749. Tom Jones is considered one of the first prose works describable as a novel. The novel is divided into 18 smaller books.Tom Jones is a foundling discovered on the property of a very kind, wealthy landowner, Squire Allworthy. Tom grows into a vigorous and lusty, yet honest and kind-hearted, youth. He develops affection for his neighbor's daughter, Sophia Western. On one hand, their love reflects the romantic comedy genre popular in 18th century England. However, Tom's status as a bastard causes Sophia's father and Allworthy to oppose their love; this criticism of class friction in society acted as a biting social commentary. The inclusion of prostitution and sexual promiscuity in the plot was also original for its time, and also acted as the foundation for criticism of the book's "lowness."

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ISBN-13: 9781545539637
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/23/2017
Pages: 270
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.57(d)

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