11 edition of The history of Tom Jones, a foundling found in the catalog.
|Statement||Henry Fielding ; with an introduction and commentary by Martin C. Battestin ; the text edited by Fredson Bowers.|
|Series||The Wesleyan edition of the works of Henry Fielding|
|LC Classifications||PR3454 .H5 1983|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xxx, 990 p.,  leaf of plates :|
|Number of Pages||990|
|LC Control Number||83010633|
This gentleman had in his youth married a very worthy and beautiful woman, of whom he had been extremely fond: by her he had three children, all of whom died in their infancy. Having premised thus much, we will now detain those who like our bill of fare no longer from The history of Tom Jones diet, and shall proceed directly to serve up the first course of our history for their entertainment. It doth not smell like a Christian. From this marriage, Bridget has a son named Blifil, a noxious fellow. In obedience to this obstinacy the doctor had in his youth been obliged to study physic, or rather to say he studied it; for in reality books of this kind were almost the only ones with which he was unacquainted; and unfortunately for him, the doctor was master of almost every other science but that by which he was to get his bread; the consequence of which was, that the doctor at the age of forty had no bread to eat.
Oh, he is lost! The philosopher Square and the reverend Thwackum, the boys' tutors, despise Tom and adore Blifil, since Tom a foundling book wild and Blifil is pious. Not a single female was present but found some means of expressing her abhorrence of poor Jenny, who bore all very patiently, except the malice of one woman, who reflected upon her person, and tossing up her nose, said, "The man must have a good stomach who would give silk gowns for such sort of trumpery! Fielding broke away from Richardson's epistolary technique of "writing to the moment" to compose his narrative in the third person.
The years pass and Tom grows into The history of Tom Jones handsome and generous young man. Nor did she go pining and moping about the house, like a puny, foolish girl, ignorant of her distemper: she felt, she knew, and she enjoyed, the pleasing sensation, of which, as she was certain it was not only innocent but laudable, she was neither afraid nor ashamed. And true it is that he did many of these things; but had he done nothing more I should have left him to have recorded his own merit on some fair freestone over the door of that hospital. It hath been observed, by wise men or women, I forget which, that all persons are doomed to be in love once in their lives.
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This supposition so well reconciled his conduct to the general opinion, that it met with universal assent; and the outcry against his lenity soon began to take another turn, and was changed into an invective against his cruelty to the poor girl.
Indeed, such wicked sluts cannot be too severely punished. When Tom finds the muff, he frantically sets out in pursuit of Sophia.
He likewise ordered that proper cloathes should be procured for it early in the morning, and that it should be brought to himself as soon as he was stirring. Many of them cried out, "They thought what madam's silk gown would end in;" others spoke sarcastically of her learning.
Tom does not want to leave Sophia, but decides that he must follow the honorable path. Waters meets with Allworthy and explains that Fitzpatrick is still alive, and has admitted to initiating the duel. Where, then, The history of Tom Jones the difference between the food of a foundling book nobleman and the porter, if both are at dinner on the same ox or calf, but in the seasoning, the dressing, the garnishing, and the setting forth?
Miller's home. As we do not disdain to borrow wit or wisdom from any man who is capable of lending us either, we have condescended to take a hint from these honest victuallers, and shall prefix not only a general bill of fare to our whole entertainment, but shall likewise give the reader particular bills to every course which is to be served up in this and the ensuing volumes.
On one hand, their love reflects the romantic comedy genre popular in 18th-century Britain. The Gothic stile of building could produce nothing nobler than Mr Allworthy's house. Containing a few common matters, with a very uncommon observation upon them. As to these points, Jenny satisfied him by the most solemn assurances, that the man was entirely out of his reach; and was neither subject to his power, nor in any probability of becoming an object of his goodness.
The doctor, however, had much the larger share of learning, and was by many reputed to have the better understanding. Tom doesn't care about what he has been given, since his only concern is Allworthy's health.
For her part, she could not help thinking it was an a foundling book to vice; but that she The history of Tom Jones too much of the obstinacy of mankind to oppose any of their ridiculous humours.
One conservative critic denounced Tom Jones as "a motley history of bastardism, fornication, and adultery", which can't have done sales any harm. Goodnatured characters are often moderately loyalist and Anglicanor even supporters of the House of Hanoverwhile ill-natured characters Mrs Western or mistaken ones Partridge can be Jacobitesor like Squire Western anti-Hanoverian.
But now, sir, I must on my knees entreat you not to persist in asking me to declare the father of my infant. It seemed, therefore, not unlikely that such a person should succeed with a lady of so saint-like a disposition, a foundling book whose inclinations were no otherwise engaged than to the marriage state in general; but why the doctor, who certainly had no great friendship for his brother, should for his sake think of making so ill a return to the hospitality of Allworthy, is a matter not so easy to be accounted for.
Meanwhile, Tom gets tossed into prison for assault, and Sophia learns of his affair with Lady Bellaston. This, however, is not the case, as Tom's mother is in fact Bridget Allworthy, who conceived him after an affair with a schoolmaster. The couple soon marries. Can love, which always seeks the good of its object, attempt to betray a woman into a bargain where she is so greatly to be the loser?
Sophia and Tom reconcile, but Sophia maintains that she cannot displease her father by marrying Tom. Her astute understanding of character is coupled with a moral bravery.
Such a passion girls may well be ashamed, as they generally are, to own either to themselves or others. Sophia writes Tom and tells him she never wants to see him again, and Tom learns that Mrs.The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling by Henry Fielding: BOOK II., iv.-vii.
February 8, February 8, ~ HCNewton (for the pedants here wanting to point out that this is Saturday, I actually wrote this on Friday, but between distractions and being called away from my. The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling (Wesleyan Edition of The Works of Henry Fielding) by Henry Fielding and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at galisend.com The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling by Henry Fielding.
The foundling Tom Jones is found on the property of a benevolent, wealthy landowner. Tom grows up to be a vigorous, kind-hearted young man, whose love of his neighbor's well-born daughter brings class friction to the fore.Apr 16, · The History of Tom Jones, pdf Foundling by Henry Fielding (Book I — Containing As Much Of The Birth Of The Foundling As Is Necessary Or Proper To Acquaint The Reader With In The Beginning Of This History).Oct 15, · By: Henry Fielding () 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.3/5(1).Mar 13, · Tom Jones is a ebook discovered on the property of a ebook 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. However, Tom’s status as a bastard causes Sophia’s father and Allworthy to oppose their love/5(K).