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TOM JONES

by Henry Fielding

  • Category Classics
  • Format Paperback
  • Imprint Rupa
  • Price 195
  1. ISBN: 9.79E+12
  2. Pages: 800 pages
  3. Date: 2003

ABOUT THIS BOOK

Tom Jones, published in 1749, became one of the most influential classics of fiction.

AUTHOR OF THE BOOK

Henry Fielding (1707-1754) started his career as a playwright until his outspoken satirical plays so annoyed Walpole’s government that a new Licensing Act was introduced to drive him from the stage. He turned to writing various ‘comic epics in prose’, including Joseph Andrews and Shamela. A master innovator, he is credited with creating the first modern novels in English. He was also a magistrate and co-founder of the Bow Street Runners, London’s first professional police force.