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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (12,018 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Henry Fielding Narrator: Nigel Davenport Publisher: The Copyright Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Tom Jones is widely regarded as one of the first and most influential English novels. It is certainly the funniest. Tom Jones, the hero of the book, is introduced to the reader as the ward of a liberal Somerset squire. Tom is a generous but slightly wild and feckless country boy with a weakness for young women. Misfortune, followed by many spirited adventures as he travels to London to seek his fortune, teach him a sort of wisdom to go with his essential good-heartedness.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Marcie | 2/17/2014

    " I appreciate the witty humor and thought process when examining human nature. Much more depth than most general fiction today. I've only finished book one of the Wesleyan University Press edition that comes complete with footnotes regarding the author's friends and literary rivals which are often hinted at or referred to in the book. Apparently he thought Methodists a cult and Calvinist far too much agaisnt good works. Interesting writing when examining the author's theology, however, over time I'm beginning to find the book tedious. It takes quite a bit of effort to follow the story while reading footnotes on the author's theology. Will shelve it for now-may come back to it later.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Melinda | 2/15/2014

    " I wanted to say something really creative about this book and use the style of writing, but alas, I'm too lazy. I loved it. It was funny, if not slightly predictable and the more that things change, the more they stay the same (between men and women). Although, at least we don't have to deal with arranged marriages anymore. The reader does not need to pay attention or even read the first chapter in each new book. They are just the author's musings on nothing and not particularly interesting or necessary to the story. If this really is the "first English Novel" then, cool! I went onto read Vanity Fair and the author tried SO hard to be in that breezy Tom Jones frame of mind, but the characters were insipid. I laughed out loud many times at Tom Jones and Mr. Partridge and I would like to read this book again. I am really fond of Tom and company. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Kecia | 2/12/2014

    " I really wanted to like it, but I just could not get into it. Maybe another time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Andrew | 2/11/2014

    " Like pretty much every book from this era, I found the writing a little dry and crude. Fielding, like his peers, sort of emphasizes social/class manners and analysis, at the expense of psychology and action. Toward the end of the book the author's diversions increase and take away from the story. Nonetheless, this is one of the best 18-cent books I've read. "

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