The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling



The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling A Foundling Of Mysterious Parentage Brought Up By Mr Allworthy On His Country Estate, Tom Jones Is Deeply In Love With The Seemingly Unattainable Sophia Western, The Beautiful Daughter Of The Neighboring Squire Though He Sometimes Succumbs To The Charms Of The Local Girls When Tom Is Banished To Make His Own Fortune And Sophia Follows Him To London To Escape An Arranged Marriage, The Adventure Begins A Vivid Hogarthian Panorama Of Eighteenth Century Life, Spiced With Danger And Intrigue, Bawdy Exuberance And Good Natured Authorial Interjections, Tom Jones Is One Of The Greatest And Most Ambitious Comic Novels In English Literature Includes A Chronology, Suggestions For Further Reading, Notes, Glossary, And An Appendix Of Fielding S Revisions Introduction Discusses Narrative Tecniques And Themes, The Context Of Eighteenth Century Fiction And Satire, And The Historical And Political Background Of The Jacobite RevolutionFor Than Seventy Years, Penguin Has Been The Leading Publisher Of Classic Literature In The English Speaking World With Than 1,700 Titles, Penguin Classics Represents A Global Bookshelf Of The Best Works Throughout History And Across Genres And Disciplines Readers Trust The Series To Provide Authoritative Texts Enhanced By Introductions And Notes By Distinguished Scholars And Contemporary Authors, As Well As Up To Date Translations By Award Winning Translators.

Henry Fielding was born in Somerset in 1707 The son of an army lieutenant and a judge s daughter, he was educated at Eton School and the University of Leiden before returning to England where he wrote a series of farces, operas and light comedies.Fielding formed his own company and was running the Little Theatre, Haymarket, when one of his satirical plays began to upset the government The passin Henry Fielding was born in Somerset in 1707 The son of an army lieutenant and a judge s daughter, he was educated at Eton School and the University of Leiden before returning to England where he wrote a series of farces, operas and light comedies.Fielding formed his own company and was running the Little Theatre, Haymarket, when one of his satirical plays began to upset the government The passing of the Theatrical Licensing Act in 1737 effectively ended Fielding s career as a playwright.In 1739 Fielding turned to journalism and became editor of The Champion He also began writing novels, including The Adventures of Joseph Andrews 1742 , Abraham Adams 1742 and Jonathan Wild 1743.Fielding was made a justice of the peace for Westminster and Middlesex in 1748 He campaigned against legal corruption and helped his half brother, Sir John Fielding, establish the Bow Street Runners.In 1749 Fielding s novel, The History of Tom Jones was published to public acclaim Critics agree that it is one of the greatest comic novels in the English language Fielding followed this success with another well received novel, Amelia 1751.Fielding continued as a journalist and his satirical journal, Covent Garden, continued to upset those in power Throughout his life, Fielding suffered from poor health and by 1752 he could not move without the help of crutches In an attempt to overcome his health problems, Henry Fielding went to live in Portugal but this was not successful and he died in Lisbon in 1754

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  • The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling
  • Henry Fielding
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  • 01 January 2019
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10 thoughts on “The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling

  1. J.G. Keely says:

    Who reads this and laughs not at all may be forgiven only as a simpleton, and does not comprehend.Who reads this and laughs but a little is too dour and prideful to be of much use, and only laughs when he cannot help it.Who reads this and laughs a score is the wretched false wit, and only laughs when it suits his crowd.Who reads and laughs but once a chapter has a mirthful soul, if no great love for words.Who reads and laughs at every page shall be my boon companion, and a kiss for each grinning Who reads this and laughs not at all may be forgiven only as a simpleton, and does not comprehend.Who reads this and laughs but a little is too dour and prideful to be of much use, and only laughs when he cannot help it.Who reads this and laughs a score is the wretched false wit, and only laughs when it suits his crowd.Who reads and laughs but once a chapter has a mirthful soul, if no great love for words.Who reads and laughs at every page shall be my boon companion, and a kiss for each grinnin...

  2. Michael says:

    Here s another wonderful 18th century novel that blows up the easy breezy Shibboleth of show, don t tell Here the narrator tells and tells, and I laughed and laughed, and the plot moved like a fine engine through adventure after misadventure.

  3. Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    975 Tom Jones The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, Henry FieldingThe History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, often known simply as Tom Jones, is a comic novel by the English playwright and novelist Henry Fielding The novel is both a Bildungsroman and a picaresque novel First published on 28 February 1749 in London, Tom Jones is among the earliest English prose works describable as a novel and is the earliest novel mentioned by W Somerset Maugham in his 1948 book Great Novelists and Their Nove 975 Tom Jones The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, Henry FieldingThe History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, often known simply as Tom Jones, is a comic novel by the English playwright and novelist Henry Fielding The novel is both a Bildungsroman and a picaresque novel First published on 28 February 1749 in London, Tom Jones is among the earliest English prose works describable as a novel and is the earliest novel mentioned by W Somerset Maugham in his 1948 book Great Novelists and Their Novels among the ten best novels of the world Totaling 346,747 words, it is divided into 18 smaller books, each preceded by a discursive chapter, often on topics unrelated to the book itself It is dedicated to George Lyttleton The kindly and wealthy Squire Allworthy and his sister Bridget are introduced in their wealthy estate...

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  5. Kate says:

    If a crazed literature professor ever holds a gun to your head and threatens to pull the trigger if you don t read one of two interminable, gazillion page satirical British novels that would be Vanity Fair of the 19th Century or Tom Jones of the 18th Century , I recommend you choose Tom Jones Tom Jones isoriginal some say it s the first modern novel , way funnier than VF, and even has a few naughty bits to make you giggle though tame by modern standards To read Vanity Fair, you need t If a crazed literature professor ever holds a gun to your head and threatens to pull the trigger if you don t read one of two interminable, gazillion page satirical British novels that would be Vanity Fair of the 19th Century or Tom Jones of the 18th Century , I recommend you ch...

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  7. Roy Lotz says:

    Fielding being mentioned, Johnson exclaimed, he was a blockhead and upon my expressing astonishment at so strange an assertion, he said What I mean by his being a blockhead is that he was a barren rascal BOSWELL Will you not allow, Sir, that he draws very natural pictures of human life JOHNSON Why, Sir, it is of very low lifeJames Boswell, Life of Samuel Johnson I have been Tom Jones a child s Tom Jones, a harmless creature for a week altogether. Charles Dickens, David Copperfi Fielding being mentioned, Johnson exclaimed, he was a blockhead and upon my expressing astonishment at so strange an assertion, he said What I mean by his being a blockhead is that he was a barren rascal BOSWELL Will you not allow, Sir, that he draws very natural pictures of human life JOHNSON Why, Sir, it is of very low lifeJames Boswell, Life of Samuel Johnson I have been Tom Jones a child s Tom Jones, a harmless creature for a week altogether. Charles Dickens, David Copperfield Imagine you are at a dreadful party If you re like me, this will not be a difficult task The conversation is stale, the beer is staler, and there isn t even anyone to flirt with You go to the bathroom out of boredom, and then wander aimlessly through the house for the same reason In a back room, far removed from the other...

  8. Perry says:

    Around the world the trip begins with a kiss Roam, The B 52 s, 1989I enjoyed this 1749 comic novel follows the life and adventures of young Tom Jones in a picaresque panorama of 18th century Britain Squire Allworthy found Tom in his bed as a newborn infant The kind but gullible Allworthy raises Tom, who falls in love with the attractive neighbor Sophia Western Unfortunately, Sophia s irascible, short tempered dad has agreed, against Sophia s wishes, to give her hand in marriage to Squire A Around the world the trip begins with a kiss Roam, The B 52 s,...

  9. Vanessa Wu says:

    I ve seen a lot of people telling writers to build a platform I disagree What they should be building is a personality.Writing experts drone on about an author s voice They re not wrong But your voice is just a means to express your personality.Misled by writers of genius like T.S Eliot and Flaubert, some authorities stress revision They force you to focus on smoothness of style They want you to rewrite everything until your perso...

  10. Laura says:

    This is a wonderful book It ll make you laugh over and over and it is written like no other book I ve read in that the narrator talks to the reader throughout, but not directly It s a long book but it never gets boring You ll fall in love withthan one character and it is just a book not to be missed I can also highly recommend the audiobook on Audible Can t recall the narrator s name now, but I ll edit it in later ETA Kenneth Danzinger priceless Just wonderful Thanks to Fiona This is a wonderful book It ll make you laugh over and over and it is written like no other book I ve read in that the narrator talks to the reader throughout, but not directly It s a long book bu...

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