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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: Robert Lindsa Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Penguin Classics presents Henry Fielding's Tom Jones, adapted for audio and available as a digital download as part of the Penguin English Library series. Read by the actor Robert Lindsay. 'Sir, I am concerned at the Trouble I give you; nay indeed my Nakedness may well make me ashamed to look you in the Face... Jones offered her his Coat; but, I know not for what Reason, she absolutely refused the most earnest Solicitations to accept it'.

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 neighbouring squire - though he sometimes succumbs to the charms of the local girls. But when his amorous escapades earn the disapproval of his benefactor, Tom is banished to make his own fortune. Sophia, meanwhile, is determined to avoid an arranged marriage to Allworthy's scheming nephew and escapes from her rambunctious father to follow Tom to London.

A vivid Hogarthian panorama of eighteenth-century life, spiced with danger and intrigue, bawdy exuberance and good-natured authorial interjections.

Part of a series of vintage recordings taken from the Penguin Archives. Affordable, collectable, quality productions - perfect for on-the-go listening.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Caelin | 2/18/2014

    " I could not believe how much I laughed. Henry Fielding is a goddamned genius. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Justin Evans | 2/10/2014

    " So, I give this five stars, but, you know, not every five star book should be read by every person. If you have great patience, and are willing to admit that your tastes have been formed by the nineteenth century novel and then by certain aspects of modern literature; if you're willing to test your (my) assumption that novels are best when they're realistic or modernist; if you don't mind a bit of slap and tickle... then you should read this. If you want to judge a book based on whether its characters are 'round;' if you think the best book doesn't really have a narrator at all, let alone one who keeps talking at you; and, most importantly, if you're the sort of reader/critic Fielding spends about two pages out of every hundred mercilessly slagging off, then you should probably avoid this like the plague. If you're not sure what kind of person you are, read 'Joseph Andrews.' It's much shorter, and nowhere near as good, but a good litmus test. If you're the second kind of person listed here, don't worry, I'm not judging you for being completely bound by your historical moment. Much. But you are missing out on one of the greatest stories in English lit. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Martin | 1/29/2014

    " Long read, glad I read it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kendra | 1/17/2014

    " Very, very long. Hilarious in parts, but really long-winded. Glad I read it, but probably won't read it again! "

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