The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling

The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling

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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.
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 2002
ISBN: 9780812966077
0812966074
Branch Call Number: FIELD
Characteristics: xxix, 982 p., [1] p. : map ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Bowers, Fredson

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