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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (12,033 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Henry Fielding Narrator: Tom Conway Publisher: Saland Publishing Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, often known simply as Tom Jones, is a comic novel by the English playwright and novelist Henry Fielding. First published on 28 February 1749, Tom Jones is among the earliest English prose works describable as a novel.

Tom Jones is a foundling discovered on the property of a very kind, wealthy landowner, Squire Allworthy, in Somerset in England's West Country. Tom grows into a vigorous and lusty, yet honest and kind-hearted, youth. He develops affection for his neighbour's daughter, Sophia Western. On one hand, their love reflects the romantic comedy genre that was popular in 18th-century Britain. However, Tom's status as a bastard causes Sophia's father and Allworthy to oppose their love; this criticism of class friction in society acted as a biting social commentary. The inclusion of prostitution and sexual promiscuity in the plot was also original for its time, and also acted as the foundation for criticism of the book's lowness.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Brian Burt | 1/13/2014

    " Would be much better if Henry Fielding didn't love himself so much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Christian | 1/11/2014

    " Very funny and great if complimented with the movie. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Sarah Sammis | 1/10/2014

    " Had to read this while at UCLA. HATED every single minute of it. HATED the movie too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jensen Carter | 12/5/2013

    " If this is your first 'classical' read it will be a struggle to start but is certainly easier going than others. The style and language take a degree of getting used to but once you've found your rhythm you will be rewarded with a good story and a brilliant insight into history. "

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About the Narrator

Tom Conway (1904–1967) was a British actor best known for playing private detectives and psychiatrists—and for being George Sanders’ brother. He has many film, television, and radio credits to his name, including The Falcon’s Brother and Mark Saber.