The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling (Dream Classics)

June 14, 2017|
The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling (Dream Classics)
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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 their love; this criticism of class friction in society acted as a biting social commentary. The inclusion of prostitution and sexual promiscuity in the plot was also original for its time, and also acted as the foundation for criticism of the book's "lowness."

Title:The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling (Dream Classics)Format:Kobo ebookPublished:June 14, 2017Publisher:Adrien DevretLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:8826454558

ISBN - 13:9788826454559

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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