Tom Jones (Paperback)

By Henry Fielding

Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 9781539036074, 364pp.

Publication Date: September 23, 2016

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (10/27/2016)
Hardcover (5/20/2016)
Hardcover (5/20/2016)
Compact Disc (10/3/2017)

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Henry Fielding (1707 -1754) was an English novelist and dramatist best known for his rich, earthy humour and satirical prowess, and as the author of the novel Tom Jones. Additionally, he holds a significant place in the history of law enforcement, having used his authority as a magistrate to found (with his half-brother John) what some have called London's first police force, the Bow Street Runners. His younger sister, Sarah, also became a successful writer. The novel is both a Bildungsroman and a picaresque novel. First published on 28 February 1749 in London, Tom Jones is among the earliest English prose works describable as a novel, and is the earliest novel mentioned by W. Somerset Maugham in his 1948 book Great Novelists and Their Novels among the ten best novels of the world.