Tom Jones - Henry Fielding, John Bender & Simon Stern

Tom Jones

By Henry Fielding, John Bender & Simon Stern

  • Release Date - Published: 1998-06-18
  • Book Genre: Literary
  • Author: Henry Fielding, John Bender & Simon Stern
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Tom Jones is rightly regarded as Fielding's greatest work, and one of the first and most influential of English novels. Attacked at the time as `A motley history of bastardism, fornication, and adultery', it overflows with a marvellous assortment of prudes, whores, libertines, bumpkins, misanthropes, hypocrites, scoundrels, virgins, and all too fallible humanitarians. This carefully modernized edition is based on Fielding's emended fourth edition text and offers the most thorough notes, maps, and bibliography. The introduction uses the latest scholarship to examine how Tom Jones exemplifies the role of the novel in the emerging eighteenth-century public sphere.

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