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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (12,003 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Henry Fielding Narrator: Charlton Griffin Publisher: Audio Connoisseur Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Volume 2: Books 7-12

One of the marvelous aspects of Tom Jones is the mock-heroic language Fielding employs in his funniest scenes. Assuming the hauteur of an ancient Greek or Roman epic poet, Fielding unleashes some of the most hilarious and satirical prose imaginable, skewering in the process the pretensions of lesser rivals while shredding the moral ambiguities of the mid-18th century. Never before was an author so well equipped to puncture the fashions and foibles of his day as was Fielding.

Volume 2 continues our story by picking up with the flight of Sophia from her father, Squire Western, and continues the journey of Tom as he ponders his future on the road to London. In a series of tightly constructed plot twists and turns, Tom and Sophia end up at the same inn, unbeknownst to one another. Meanwhile, a plethora of new characters are introduced, some of whom will remain till the end of the story, with others dropping away as Tom and Sophia continue on their way to London. They are among the most memorable in the book. In this part of the novel, the setting remains either on the road or at a number of inns as our hero continues on his way.

In his matchless style, Fielding describes some of the most outrageously funny episodes in English literature.

Tom Jones concludes with Volume 3. Download and start listening now!


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jenette | 2/14/2014

    " I never did finish this. It was pretty brilliant. I should get back to it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jason | 2/9/2014

    " Not a quick read, but has aged remarkably well for a book published in 1749. I thought it dragged for a couple hundred pages in the middle, but the first and last third or so of the book were great. The amazing thing about about Fielding is how well his humor holds up today and how much saltier it is than the Victorian lit published more than a hundred years later. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Pauline | 2/2/2014

    " I read this book as part of my book club's classic readalong. The heart of the story is about Tom Jones who is found in the bed of a wealthy gentleman, Mr. Allworthy, and the progress of his life as he grows into a man. The book was written a couple hundred years ago so you have to get past the language barrier a bit and the opening chapters tend to be what I like to call the author's rants but there's usually some theme which pertains to the upcoming book. Apparently, it was published as multi books as part of a series. But if you can get into the heart of the story about Tom, it is really funny. He is such a scamp and keeps getting into trouble with the ladies because he is quite the lover. Add to this the jealousy of his foster cousin and he is quickly sent packing. Along the way, he is exposed to the harsher side of life all while on a quest to find his way back to his true love, Sofia. The story is a lot about human nature and the corruptibility of man. Get past the first chapters of each book and overlook the old language, and I think that you'll agree that this is a wonderful tale. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jack | 1/28/2014

    " A rollicking picaresque journey. Tom leaves the countryside and ventures to London, in hot pursuit of his love, Sophia. To say that he has adventures along the way is an understate...but Tom needs them because he has a lot to learn about discretion. "

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