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(17071754)

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Born into an aristocratic family at Sharpham near Glastonbury in Somerset in 1707, Fielding was educated at Eton College, where he established a lifelong friendship with Pitt the Elder. His younger sister, Sarah, was also destined to be a successful writer.

After a romantic episode with a young woman that ended in his getting into trouble with the law, he went to London where his literary career… (more)

 

The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling

by Henry Fielding

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,...

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