History of Tom Jones, A Foundling

History of Tom Jones, A Foundling

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Tom Jones is considered one of the first prose works describable as a novel. The novel is divided into 18
smaller books. Tom Jones is a foundling discovered on the property of a very kind, wealthy landowner, Squire
Allworthy. Tom grows into a vigorous and lusty, yet honest and kind-hearted, youth. He develops affection
for his neighbor's daughter, Sophia Western. On one hand, their love reflects the romantic comedy genre
popular in 18th-century Britain. However, Tom's status as a bastard causes Sophia's father and Allwort...
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Chapters
  1. 01
    Dedication
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  2. 02
    Bk 01: Ch 01-03
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  3. 03
    Bk 01: Ch 04-06
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