THE HISTORY OF TOM JONES: A FOUNDLING

By: Fielding, Henry

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Quarter bound in publisher's black cloth over burgundy boards, gilt lettering on spine. Illustrated with 9 full-page color plates and numerous B&W drawings by Lawrence Beall Smith. 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 (1707-1754). First published on February 28 1749, Tom Jones is among the earliest English prose works describable as a novel. The History Tom Jones is not only generally regarded as Fielding's greatest work, but is one of the first and most influential English novels, and a masterpiece of English literature. Coleridge acknowledged it as having one of the three great plots of all literature. Although a great success, the book drew criticism from many, including Dr. Johnson, for the hero's high-spirited and varied sexual escapades.. This is an excellent, unmarked, copy. Spine lightly sunned with some mild rubbing at head and heel of spine, else fine. The original slipcase is moderately shelf-worn. NEAR FINE/VERY GOOD (slipcase).. Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall. xxiii, 721 pp

Title: THE HISTORY OF TOM JONES: A FOUNDLING

Author Name: Fielding, Henry

Illustrator: Illustrated by Lawrence Beall Smith

Categories: Illustrated Books,

Edition: First Edition Thus. 1

Publisher: NY, Random House: 1964

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 5809

Keywords: Novels Literature Erotica Comedy