Tom Jones: The History of Tom Jones a Founding

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Tom Jones is a foundling discovered on the property of a very kind, wealthy landowner, Squire Allworthy, in Somerset in England's West Country. Tom grows into a vigorous and lusty, yet honest and kind-hearted, youth. He develops affection for his neighbour's daughter, Sophia Western. On one hand, their love reflects the romantic comedy genre that was popular in 18th-century Britain. However, Tom's status as a bastard causes Sophia's father and Allworthy to oppose their love; this criticism of class friction in society acted as a biting social commentary. The inclusion of prostitution and sexual promiscuity in the plot was also original for its time, and the foundation for criticism of the book's "lowness."

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Henry Fielding
Published by Wordsworth Editions Ltd (1992)
ISBN 10: 1573353981 ISBN 13: 9781573353984
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Book Description Wordsworth Editions Ltd, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 1573353981

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