Tom Jones Author:Henry Fielding Tom Jones is the warmly human tale of one man's search for happiness. In a delightful series of tragi-comic episodes, Tom, a foundling--and often something of a rogue--sets out to seek his true identity. He meets a host of unusual, sometimes entertaining, sometimes ludicrous people and learns some startling truths about life, as well as about ... more »himself. Tom Jones has amused generations of readers and remains one of the most credible fictional heroes in all literature.
This novel is the mellowest, most mature work of England's celebrated satirist and first real novelist, Henry Fielding. With a fierce sympathy for hones human weaknesses, but with contempt for hypocrisy and meanness, Fielding devoted his entire life to pointing up the follies of his fellow men. In brilliant flashes of inspiration, Fielding created a body of comic literature that permanently set the standars for the modern English novel.« less