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The history of Tom Jones, a foundling

Author: Henry Fielding; Fredson Bowers; Martin C Battestin
Publisher: [Middletown, Conn.] : Wesleyan University Press, 1975.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First American editionView all editions and formats
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Lusty tale set in 18th century England. Tom Jones is an orphan raised by the village squire who grows up to be a handsome young man with a way with women. He loves the daughter of a neighboring landowner, and falls into many adventures in pursuit of her, including duels, bedroom romps and prison!
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Genre/Form: Picaresque fiction
Bildungsromans
Humorous fiction
Novels
Fiction
Named Person: Tom Jones, (Fictitious character); Tom Jones, (Fictitious character)
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Fielding; Fredson Bowers; Martin C Battestin
ISBN: 0819540684 9780819540683
OCLC Number: 1298862
Description: 2 volumes (lxxxiv, 1080 pages, 4 unnumbered leaves of plates) : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Other Titles: History of Tom Jones
Tom Jones
Responsibility: Henry Fielding ; with an introduction and commentary by Martin C. Battestin ; the text edited by Fredson Bowers.
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A novel in which a wealthy widower's humdrum existence is shattered when he discovers a baby boy abandoned in his bed, whom he adopts and names Tom Jones, a decision he may later come to regret.  Read more...

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Brave men lived before Agamemnon; and there were editions of Fielding, of a sort, before Wesleyan series began. But every previous collection is now totally supplanted "British Society for 18th Read more...

 
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