The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling

The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling

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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… (more)

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Language: English

Published in: 1749

Word count: 346,161 words (≈ about 23 hours)


Copyright: Public Domain

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