History of Tom Jones, a Foundling

August 30, 2016|
History of Tom Jones, a Foundling
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First published on 28 February 1749 in London, Tom Jones is among the earliest English prose works describable as a novel, and is the earliest novel mentioned by W. Somerset Maugham in his 1948 book Great Novelists and Their Novels among the ten best novels of the world. Totaling 346,747 words, it is divided into 18 smaller books, each preceded by a discursive chapter, often on topics unrelated to the book itself. It is dedicated to George Lyttleton. Though lengthy, the novel is highly organised; S. T. Coleridge argued that it has one of the "three most perfect plots ever planned." Although critic Samuel Johnson took exception to Fielding's "robust distinctions between right and wrong", the novel was received with enthusiasm by the general public of the time. Tom Jones is generally regarded as Fielding's greatest book, and as a very influential English novel.

Title:History of Tom Jones, a FoundlingFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:August 30, 2016Publisher:anbocoLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3736411669

ISBN - 13:9783736411661

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