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This is an auction for TOM JONES by Henry Fielding.

Engravings by Derrick Harris.

This is a Folio Society hardback, in its original slip case.

"TOM JONES is a comic novel by Henry Fielding, published in 1749. Tom Jones, like its predecessor, Joseph Andrews, is constructed around a romance plot. Squire Allworthy suspects that the infant whom he adopts and names Tom Jones is the illegitimate child of his servant Jenny Jones. When Tom is a young man, he falls in love with Sophia Western, his beautiful and virtuous neighbor. In the end his true identity is revealed and he wins Sophia's hand, but numerous obstacles have to be overcome, and in the course of the action the various sets of characters pursue each other from one part of the country to another, giving Fielding an opportunity to paint an incomparably vivid picture of England in the mid-18th century."
- The Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature (US)

From Wikipedia:

"TOM JONES is a comic novel by the English playwright and novelist Henry Fielding. First published on February 28, 1749, Tom Jones is arguably one of the first prose works describable as a novel. The novel is divided into 18 smaller books . . . The book was also twice used as the basis for an opera, once by Franois-Andr Philidor in 1765 and again by Edward German in 1907. A BBC adaptation was broadcast in 1997 with Max Beesley in the title role, dramatised from the novel by Simon Burke . . . "

More on Wikipedia.

Folio Society hardback 2008.

697 pages.

Near new condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95, or $6.95 by tracked mail. If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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