Tom Jones (Barnes & Noble Classics) (Paperback)

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By Henry Fielding, Ross Hamilton (Introduction by), Ross Hamilton (Notes by)
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&&LDIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LI&&RTom Jones&&L/I&&R, by &&LB&&RHenry Fielding&&L/B&&R, is part of the &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R&&LI&&R &&L/I&&Rseries, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R: &&LDIV&&R
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All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics &&L/I&&Rpulls together a constellation of influences--biographical, historical, and literary--to enrich each readers understanding of these enduring works.&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R&&LP style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt&&R &&L/P&&R&&LP style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt&&RReacting against the sentimentality and moralism of the earliest English novels, &&LB&&RHenry Fielding&&L/B&&R chose to create a work whose main character contains all the complexities of a real human being: the foundling Tom Jones. Tom has been raised by the Squire Allworthy to love virtue, and he truly wants to do good. But Tom's inability to control his temper and his hearty appetite for food, drink, and the opposite sex get him kicked out of Allworthy's estate - and separated from his one real love, Sophia Western. So he begins a journey from the English countryside to the teeming city of London. Along the way he meets a parade of colorful characters, enjoys a series of bawdy, comic adventures, eventually discovers his true parentage, triumphs over the villainous Blifil, and rejoins the beautiful Sophia.&&LBR&&R&&LBR&&RSoon after its 1749 publication, &&LI&&RTom Jones&&L/I&&R was condemned for being "lewd," and even blamed for several earthquakes. But what really riled its critics was its supremely funny satirical attack on eighteenth-century British society and its follies and hypocrisies - which, of course, are very much like our own.&&LBR&&R&&L/P&&R&&LP style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt&&R&&LSTRONG&&RRoss Hamilton&&L/B&&R&&L/B&&R is Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Barnard College, where he specializes in eighteenth-century and romantic literature. His book, &&LI&&RThe Shock of Experience: A Literary History of Accident&&L/I&&R, is forthcoming.&&L/P&&R&&L/DIV&&R.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781593080709
ISBN-10: 1593080700
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Classics
Publication Date: April 15th, 2004
Pages: 820
Language: English
Series: Barnes & Noble Classics