Hardcover Book, Tom Jones, Henry Fielding, Novel, Fiction, Romance, Comedy, Literature, Classic, Collectible, Illustrated
A hardcover book entitled The History of Tom Jones A foundling by Henry Fielding. This is a 1964 First Edition in a slipcase with artwork on the front. The cover boards on the book are red with embossing and title is in gold on black spine.
Note: There is some nudity in the illustrations.
A foundling of mysterious parentage brought up by Mr. Allworthy on his country estate, Tom Jones is deeply in love with the seemingly unattainable Sophia Western, the beautiful daughter of the neighboring squire—though he sometimes succumbs to the charms of the local girls. When Tom is banished to make his own fortune and Sophia follows him to London to escape an arranged marriage, the adventure begins. A vivid panorama of eighteenth-century life, spiced with danger and intrigue, bawdy exuberance and good-natured authorial interjections, Tom Jones is one of the greatest and most ambitious comic novels in English literature.
Henry Fielding (1707 – 1754) was an English novelist and dramatist known for his earthy humor and satire. His comic novel Tom Jones is still widely appreciated. He and Samuel Richardson are seen as founders of the traditional English novel. He also holds a place in the history of law enforcement, having used his authority as a magistrate to found the Bow Street Runners, London's first intermittently funded, full-time police force.
10 x 7 inches
Illustrated by Lawrence Beall Smith
First printed in 1749
Published by Random House
The book is in fine condition. It has crisp clean pages with no marks. The slipcover is in very good condition with some shelf wear and cracking along one side.
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