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Overview

Tom Jones (1749) is rightly regarded as Fielding's greatest work, and one of the first and most influential of English novels. At the center of one of the most ingenious plots in English fiction stands a hero whose actions were, in 1749, as shocking as they are funny today. This carefully modernized edition is based on Fielding's emended fourth edition text and offers the most thorough Notes, Maps, and Bibliography.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199536993
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 10/15/2008
Series: Oxford World's Classics Series
Pages: 968
Sales rank: 534,370
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.70(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

About the Author

Henry Fielding (22 April 1707 - 8 October 1754) was an English novelist and dramatist known for his rich, earthy humour and satirical prowess, and as the author of the comic novel Tom Jones. Additionally, he holds a significant place in the history of law enforcement, having used his authority as a magistrate to found (with his half-brother John) what some have called London's first police force, the Bow Street Runners. His younger sister, Sarah, also became a successful writer.

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Table of Contents

Introduction ix(26)
Note on the Text xxxv(1)
Select Bibliography xxxvi(4)
A Chronology of Henry Fielding xl(5)
Map: Tom Jones's Journey through England and the Jacobite Invasion of 1745
xlv(1)
Map of London
xlvi
TOM JONES
1(872)
Explanatory Notes 873

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