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The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling (Modern Library Classics)

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Tom, a foundling, is discovered one evening by the benevolent Squire Allworthy and his sister Bridget and brought up as a son in their household; when his sexual escapades and general misbehavior lead them to banish him, he sets out in search of both his fortune and his true identity. Amorous, high-spirited, and filled with what Fielding called “the glorious lust of doing good,” but with a tendency toward dissolution, Tom Jones is one of the first characters in English fiction whose human virtues and vices are realistically depicted. This edition is set from the text of the Wesleyan Edition of the Works of Henry Fielding.

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Tom, a foundling, is discovered one evening by the benevolent Squire Allworthy and his sister Bridget and brought up as a son in their household; when his sexual escapades and general misbehavior lead them to banish him, he sets out in search of both his fortune and his true identity. Amorous, high-spirited, and filled with what Fielding called “the glorious lust of doing good,” but with a tendency toward dissolution, Tom Jones is one of the first characters in English fiction whose human virtues and vices are realistically depicted. This edition is set from the text of the Wesleyan Edition of the Works of Henry Fielding.

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Includes bibliographical references.

About the Author

Fredson Bowers was a professor of literature at the University of Virginia for more than forty years and a preeminent textual critic.

Martin C. Battestin is the William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of English at the University of Virginia and a leading scholar on Henry Fielding. He lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780812966077
Editor:
Fielding, Henry
Editor:
Bowers, Fredson
Author:
Bowers, Fredson
Author:
Fielding, Henry
Author:
Battestin, Martin C.
Publisher:
Modern Library
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
England
Subject:
Young men
Subject:
Humorous fiction
Subject:
Foundlings
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
Identity (psychology)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;18th century;novel;classic;literature;classics;british;england;english literature;humor;british literature;english;satire;picaresque;bildungsroman;adventure;fielding;18th century literature;henry fielding;historical fiction;romance;1740s;classic l
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Modern Library Classics
Series Volume:
01-426
Publication Date:
20020931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 MAP
Pages:
1024
Dimensions:
7.94x5.30x1.42 in. 1.58 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Tom, a foundling, is discovered one evening by the benevolent Squire Allworthy and his sister Bridget and brought up as a son in their household; when his sexual escapades and general misbehavior lead them to banish him, he sets out in search of both his fortune and his true identity. Amorous, high-spirited, and filled with what Fielding called “the glorious lust of doing good,” but with a tendency toward dissolution, Tom Jones is one of the first characters in English fiction whose human virtues and vices are realistically depicted. This edition is set from the text of the Wesleyan Edition of the Works of Henry Fielding.
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references.
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