The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, often known simply as Tom Jones, is a comic novel by English playwright and novelist Henry Fielding. It is both a Bildungsroman and a picaresque novel
The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, often known simply as Tom Jones, is a comic novel by English playwright and novelist Henry Fielding. It is both a Bildungsroman and a picaresque novel. It was first published on 28 February 1749 in London, and is among the earliest English prose works to be classified as a novel. It 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.
The Works of Henry Fielding, Esq: With the Life of the Author, Volume 6 by. Henry Fielding.
Home Henry Fielding History of Tom Jones, a Foundling. History of tom jones, . .History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, . Book II - containing scenes of matrimonial felicity in differentdegrees of life; and various other transactions during the first twoyears after the marriage between captain blifil and miss bridgetallworthy. Chapter i - Showing what kind of a history this is; what it is like,and what it is not like. Chapter ii - Religious cautions against showing too much favour tobastards; and a great discovery made by Mrs Deborah Wilkins.
The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling. By Henry Fielding, Esq; - Mores hominum multorum vidit. Book I - Containing As Much Of The Birth Of The Foundling As Is Necessary Or Proper To Acquaint The Reader With In The Beginning Of This History. Book II - Containing Scenes Of Matrimonial Felicity In Different Degrees Of Life; And Various Other Transactions During The First Two Years After The Marriage Between Captain Blifil And Miss Bridget Allworthy.
An author ought to consider himself, not as a gentleman who gives a private or eleemosynary treat, but rather as one .
An author ought to consider himself, not as a gentleman who gives a private or eleemosynary treat, but rather as one who keeps a public ordinary, at which all persons are welcome for their money. In like manner, the excellence of the mental entertainment consists less in the subject than in the author's skill in well dressing it up. How pleased, therefore, will the reader be to find that we have, in the following work, adhered closely to one of the highest principles of the best cook which the present age, or perhaps that of Heliogabalus, hath produced.
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Gentle satire about human nature and morality in the form of the history of a foundling raised in the home of a country squire, who is exiled from the home through a misunderstanding, and eventually reunited through a series of comic coincidences. Fielding provides a convincing argument as to the relative importance of chastity and piety as virtues by offering one character (Jones).
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Author: Henry Fielding. Release Date: September, 2004 This file was first posted on December 29, 2002 Last Updated: March 15, 2018. Character set encoding: UTF-8 . Start of this project gutenberg ebook history of tom jones . Text file produced by Carlo Traverso, Charles Franks, and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team. Book I. - containing as much of the birth of the foundling as is necessary or proper to acquaint the reader with in the beginning of this history. Chapter i. - The introduction to the work, or bill of fare to the feast.
The novel is divided into 18 smaller books. Tom Jones is a foundling discovered on the property of a very kind, wealthy landowner, Squire Allworthy.
Download M4B Part 1 (219MB). Download M4B Part 2 (189MB). The novel is divided into 18 smaller books. Tom grows into a vigorous and lusty, yet honest and kind-hearted, youth. He develops affection for his neighbor's daughter, Sophia Western. On one hand, their love reflects the romantic comedy genre popular in 18th-century Britain.