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Tom Jones : the authoritative text, contemporary reactions, criticism

Autore: Henry Fielding; Sheridan Warner Baker
Editore: New York : Norton, ©1995.
Serie: Norton critical edition.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : Fiction : English : 2nd edVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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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  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Humorous fiction
Bildungsromans
Fiction
Persona incaricata: Henry Fielding; Henry Fielding; Henry Fielding
Tipo materiale: Fiction
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Henry Fielding; Sheridan Warner Baker
ISBN: 0393965945 9780393965940
Numero OCLC: 29877734
Descrizione: viii, 804 p. ; 24 cm.
Contenuti: 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.
Titolo della serie: Norton critical edition.
Altri titoli: History of Tom Jones
Responsabilità: 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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Modern novel from the Eighteenth Century, ELC review

da vleighton (Utenti WorldCat. Pubblicazioni 2014-03-25) Eccellente Link permanente

  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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