The History of Tom Jones

The History of Tom Jones

and The Female Husband


One of the cleverest and funniest novels ever written, Tom Jones is Henry Fielding's greatest achievement.

Tom Jones, born a foundling, grown into a gallant and irresistible hero, romps through the English countryside getting himself into all kinds of trouble through his good nature and eye for the ladies. Betrayed by jealous relatives, Tom is exiled from home and must undergo a variety of trials and adventures in his quest to be reunited with his one true love and redeem himself in the eyes of society.


  • The plotting is complex, astonishing and perfect. It brims with good nature and generosity of's full of jokes, suspense, cliffhangers, narrative reversals and pathos'
    Jonathan Coe, Time Out

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Henry Fielding

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