The foundling Tom Jones is found on the property of a benevolent, wealthy landowner. Tom grows up to be a vigorous, kind-hearted young man, whose love of his neighbor's well-born daughter brings class friction to the fore. The presence of prostitution and promiscuity in Tom Jones caused a sensation at the time it was published, as such themes were uncommon. It is divided into 18 shorter books, and is considered one of the first English-language...
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Best known for his novels Tom Jones and Amelia, Henry Fielding was also an intrepid traveler and explorer who used his journeys around the world as fodder for his sprawling, picaresque works of fiction. Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon, Volume I collects Fielding's impressions of his trip to Portugal's capital. A must-read for fans of lively travel writing.
One of the masters of literary satire and humor writing, Henry Fielding takes on true crime in this novel, offering readers a wild ride as tumultuous and twisted as the book's original tongue-twister of a title: The History of the Life of the Late Mr. Jonathan Wild the Great. This exaggerated but mostly true account details the life of criminal mastermind Jonathan Wild, a top English policemen who also ran a notorious nationwide network...
Originally published in 1742, Henry Fielding's comic romp Joseph Andrews was one of the first novels written in English. It follows the adventures of a domestic servant, Joseph Andrews, and his friend and advisor, Abraham Adams, as the duo makes a long, ill-fated journey to visit Joseph's beloved, a sweet girl named Fanny.