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Tom Jones (Paperback, Reissue)

Henry Fielding; Introduction by Doreen Roberts; Notes by Doreen Roberts; Series edited by Keith Carabine

Series: Wordsworth Classics

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Introduction and Notes by Doreen Roberts, Rutherford College, University of Kent at Canterbury. Tom Jones is widely regarded as one of the first and most influential English novels. It is certainly the funniest. Tom Jones, the hero of the book, is introduced to the reader as the ward of a liberal Somerset squire. Tom is a generous but slightly wild and feckless country boy with a weakness for young women. Misfortune, followed by many spirited adventures as he travels to London to seek his fortune, teach him a sort of wisdom to go with his essential good-heartedness. This 'comic, epic poem in prose' will make the modern reader laugh as much as it did his forbears. Its biting satire finds an echo in today's society, for as Doris Lessing recently remarked 'This country becomes every day more like the eighteenth century, full of thieves and adventurers, rogues and a robust, unhypocritical savagery side-by-side with people lecturing others on morality'.


Imprint: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: Wordsworth Classics
Release date: May 1992
First published: May 1992
Authors: Henry Fielding
Introduction by: Doreen Roberts
Notes by: Doreen Roberts
Series editors: Keith Carabine
Dimensions: 197 x 127 x 41mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - B-format
Pages: 734
Edition: Reissue
ISBN-13: 978-1-85326-021-6
Categories: Books > Fiction > General & literary fiction > General
Books > Fiction > Special features > Classic fiction
LSN: 1-85326-021-5
Barcode: 9781853260216

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