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History of Tom Jones, a Foundling
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Lightning Source Inc
Publication date June 20, 2012
Pages 362
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781486148325
ISBN-10 1486148328
Dimensions 0.75 by 7.50 by 9.75 in.
Weight 1.46 lbs.
Original list price $9.94
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: It says a great deal for Tom Jones that after more than 200 years, its still as fresh and alive as it was when Henry Fielding wrote it. Tom is a foundling who turns up in good Squire Allworthys bed on the night he is born; hes given the surname of Jones because the household believes that his mother is Jenny Jones, a local lady of somewhat easy virtue. Squire Allworthy, out of pity for the foundling, raises him as his own son, along with his loathsome nephew Blifil, but it looks like Tom and his supposed mother have more than a little in common. To put it bluntly, Tom is no better than he should be. Hes wild, rowdy, a womanizer, perpetually in some kind of trouble; but his heart is in the right place even if he thinks with the wrong head most of the time. Hes kind, decent, affectionate, generous to a fault, everything his sneaky, tattle-tale, obnoxious cousin isnt. Hes also in love with his neighbor Squire Westerns daughter Sophia, who is very much in love with him; but Western has decided that Sophia is to marry not Tom but Blifil, and Sophia cant stand the creep. So when Tom is turned out of Allworthys house on a trumped-up charge of aiding and abetting a criminal, Sophia runs away from her fathers house to avoid being forced into marrying Blifil, and they both make their separate ways to London, where the books action culminates.

Fielding crafted his novel almost perfectly; of the 18 chapters in the book, the first third take place on Squire Allworthys and Squire Westerns country estates, the second third on the road to London, and the third in London itself. In the exact middle of the book is the hilarious adventure at the inn at Upton, where all the characters, unknown to each other, briefly converge. When the characters all come together in London,

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780198717003
 
With Fredson Bowers (other contributor), Martin C. Battestin (other contributor) | from Oxford Univ Pr on Demand (December 16, 2014); titled "The History of Tom Jones: A Foundling"
9780198717003 | details & prices | 522 pages | 6.50 × 9.75 × 2.00 in. | 2.20 lbs | List price $160.00
About: A scholarly edition of a work by Henry Fielding.
Paperback
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from Createspace Independent Pub (November 1, 2015)
9781518887796 | details & prices | 390 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $15.30
About: The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, often known simply as Tom Jones, is a comic novel by the English playwright and novelist Henry Fielding.
from Createspace Independent Pub (August 22, 2015); titled "The History of Tom Jones: A Foundling"
9781516996070 | details & prices | 818 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.85 in. | List price $26.70
About: Tom Jones is generally regarded as Fielding's greatest book, and as a very influential English novel.
from Createspace Independent Pub (July 22, 2015); titled "The History of Tom Jones a Foundling"
9781515104599 | details & prices | 814 pages | 5.59 × 7.95 × 1.84 in. | List price $27.00
About: The History of Tom Jones a Foundling By Henry Fielding
from Createspace Independent Pub (July 11, 2015); titled "History of Tom Jones, a Foundling"
9781512394177 | details & prices | 742 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.68 in. | List price $43.99
from Createspace Independent Pub (July 7, 2015); titled "The History of Tom Jones: A Foundling"
9781514849897 | details & prices | 444 pages | 8.50 × 11.00 × 1.00 in. | 2.55 lbs | List price $16.95
About: COMPLETE 18 BOOKS - The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, often known simply as Tom Jones, is a comic novel by the English playwright and novelist Henry Fielding.
from Createspace Independent Pub (March 4, 2015)
9781495286308 | details & prices | 644 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.46 in. | List price $24.99
from Createspace Independent Pub (February 17, 2015); titled "The History of Tom Jones: A Foundling"
9781508509370 | details & prices | 560 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.40 in. | List price $20.00
About: A comic novel that is both a Bildungsroman and a picaresque novel.
from Createspace Independent Pub (October 25, 2014)
9781502977618 | details & prices | 566 pages | 8.50 × 11.00 × 1.28 in. | List price $21.00
About: The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling
from Createspace Independent Pub (March 21, 2014)
9781497407961 | details & prices | 384 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.87 in. | List price $14.99
About: This collection of literature attempts to compile many of the classic, timeless works that have stood the test of time and offer them at a reduced, affordable price, in an attractive volume so that everyone can enjoy them.
from Createspace Independent Pub (November 15, 2012)
9781481016919 | details & prices | 634 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.59 in. | List price $23.95
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Reprint edition from Lightning Source Inc (June 20, 2012); titled "History of Tom Jones, a Foundling"
9781486148325 | details & prices | 362 pages | 7.50 × 9.75 × 0.75 in. | 1.46 lbs | List price $9.94
About: It says a great deal for Tom Jones that after more than 200 years, its still as fresh and alive as it was when Henry Fielding wrote it.
Reprint edition from Echo Library (August 1, 2011)
9781448017584 | details & prices | 632 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.25 in. | 1.75 lbs | List price $22.99

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