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Tom Jones : the authoritative text, contemporary reactions, criticism

Author: Henry Fielding; Sheridan Warner Baker
Publisher: New York : Norton, ©1995.
Series: Norton critical edition.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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An annotated reprint of the fourth edition text of Henry Fielding's 1749 novel in which the bawdy young Tom Jones, believed to be the illegitimate son of a servant girl, promises to tame his wild ways, competes for the affection of his upper-class neighbor Sophia Western, and eventually learns his true identity; also includes seven eighteenth-century reactions to the novel and fourteen pieces of criticism from 1826  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Bildungsromans
Humorous fiction
Named Person: Henry Fielding; Henry Fielding; Henry Fielding
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Fielding; Sheridan Warner Baker
ISBN: 0393965945 9780393965940
OCLC Number: 29877734
Description: viii, 804 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface --
The text of Tom Jones. Textual appendix ; Map of Tom's route to London --
Contemporary reactions. [A very amazing entertainment] / Captain Lewis Thomas ; [A double merit] / Astraea and Minerva Hill ; [A very bad tendency] / Samuel Richardson ; An examen of The history of Tom Jones, a foundling / "Orbilius" ; [Review of Pierre Antoine de la Place, Histoire de Tom Jones, ou L' enfant trouvé] / Anonymous ; An essay on the new species of writing founded by Mr. Fielding / Anonymous ; [Remarks on Fielding] / Samuel Johnson --
Criticism. Notes on Tom Jones [and] [A master of composition] / Samuel Taylor Coleridge ; Tom Jones, a favorite of the ladies / William Forsyth ; Tom Jones / Kenneth Rexroth ; The plot of Tom Jones / R.S. Crane ; Plot as irony: the reader's role in Tom Jones / John Preston ; Tom Jones / William Empson ; "Fielding" in Tom Jones / Wayne C. Booth ; Fielding's definition of wisdom: some functions of ambiguity and emblem in Tom Jones / Martin C. Battestin ; Ingratitude in Tom Jones / Maaja A. Stewart ; O attic shape! The cornering of square / Eleanor N. Hutchens ; The moral function of Thwackum, Square, and Allworthy / Sean Shesgreen ; Bridget Allworthy: the creative pressures of Fielding's plot / Sheridan Baker ; Art and artifice in Tom Jones / Frederick W. Hilles ; Henry Fielding: a chronology.
Series Title: Norton critical edition.
Other Titles: History of Tom Jones
Responsibility: edited by Sheridan Baker.

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An annotated reprint of the fourth edition text of Henry Fielding's 1749 novel in which the bawdy young Tom Jones, believed to be the illegitimate son of a servant girl, promises to tame his wild ways, competes for the affection of his upper-class neighbor Sophia Western, and eventually learns his true identity; also includes seven eighteenth-century reactions to the novel and fourteen pieces of criticism from 1826 through 1990.

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by vleighton (WorldCat user published 2014-03-25) Excellent Permalink

  I was very surprised when I finally got around to reading Tom Jones: it is a very amusing and enjoyable novel, not at all a Mark Twain classic (which is a novel you enjoy saying you have read more than you enjoy actually reading). I read it one brief chapter at a time each night during a phase...
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