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.
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When I was a teenager, this book was forbidden. Naturally I had to buy it with my babysitting money to see what the fuss was about, especially as this was not long after the movie came out, which the ... Read full review
Review: Tom JonesUser Review - Lee Anne - Goodreads
Finally! I didn't think I'd ever finish! Since the novel is divided into "books" and each book is divided into chapters, I first set an overly ambitious goal of 10 chapters a day (about 40 pages). But ... Read full review