The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling

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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."
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auth_author2 Cleland, T. M. 1880-1964,, Danziger, Ken., Kronenberger, Louis, 1904-1980,, Pollard, Alfred W. 1859-1944,, West, Maurice.
author Fielding, Henry, 1707-1754.
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subject_facet Bildungsromans, Conduct of life -- Fiction, Courtship -- Fiction, Electronic books, England -- Fiction, England -- Social life and customs -- Fiction, Foundlings -- Fiction, Humorous fiction, Identity (Psychology) -- Fiction, Illegitimacy -- Fiction, Literary, Wit and humor, Young men -- Conduct of life -- Fiction, Young men -- Fiction
title_display The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling
title_full The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling [eBook] Fielding, Henry, The history of Tom Jones, a foundling [electronic resource] / Henry Fielding, The history of Tom Jones, a foundling [electronic resource] Fielding, Henry, 1707-1754.
title_short The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling
topic_facet Conduct of life, Courtship, Electronic books, Foundlings, Identity (Psychology), Identity (Psychology) -- Fiction, Illegitimacy, Social life and customs, Wit and humor, Young men