Tom Jones (Oxford World's Classics)

Tom Jones (Oxford World's Classics)

Henry Fielding, John Bender


Fielding's comedian masterpiece of 1749 was once instantly attacked as `A motley heritage of bastardism, fornication, and adultery'. certainly, his populous novel overflows with a marvellous collection of prudes, whores, libertines, bumpkins, misanthropes, hypocrites, scoundrels, virgins, and all too fallible humanitarians. on the centre of 1 of the main inventive plots in English fiction stands a hero whose activities have been, in 1749, as stunning as they're humorous this day. Expelled from Mr Allworthy's nation property for his wild mood and sexual conquests, the good-hearted foundling Tom Jones loses his cash, joins the military, and pursues his loved throughout Britain to London, the place he turns into a stored lover and confronts the opportunity of incest. Tom Jones is rightly considered as Fielding's maximum paintings, and one of many first and such a lot influential of English novels.

This conscientiously modernized variation relies on Fielding's emended fourth variation textual content and gives the main thorough notes, maps, and bibliography. The advent makes use of the newest scholarship to ascertain how Tom Jones exemplifies the function of the unconventional within the rising eighteenth-century public sphere.
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