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History of Tom Jones, A Foundling

Henry Fielding

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Tom Jones is considered one of the first prose works describable as a novel. The novel is divided into 18 smaller books. Tom Jones is a foundling discovered on the property of a very kind, wealthy landowner, Squire Allworthy. Tom grows into a vigorous and lusty, yet honest and kind-hearted, youth. He develops affection for his neighbor's daughter, Sophia Western. On one hand, their love reflects the romantic comedy genre popular in 18th-century Britain. However, Tom's status as a bastard causes Sophia's father and Allworthy to oppose their love; this criticism of class friction in society acted as a biting social commentary. The inclusion of prostitution and sexual promiscuity in the plot was also original for its time, and also acted as the foundation for criticism of the book's "lowness." (Summary from Wikipedia)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

36h 6m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

08:06


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

16:13


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

17:26


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

27:02


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

21:58


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

19:27


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

39:04


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

25:48


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

23:56


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

28:14


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

22:54


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

21:07


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

35:23


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

36:11


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

34:31


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

38:41


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

01:01:05


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

41:26


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

40:23


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

37:51


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

27:36


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

46:59


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

34:07


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

23:03


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

22:15


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

26:28


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

33:21


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

34:19


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

27:00


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

23:38


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

28:28


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

52:35


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

45:03


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

49:33


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

59:27


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

29:29


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

34:57


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

31:35


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

28:28


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

28:12


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

54:25


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

38:01


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

37:11


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

35:37


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

40:12


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

25:31


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

29:44


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

28:35


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

25:01


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

31:38


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

31:21


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

40:18


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

23:17


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

31:09


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

34:57


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

25:23


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

30:37


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

36:50


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

34:20


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

26:15


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

24:56


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

31:43


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

24:27


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

29:22


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

49:14


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

28:50


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

34:34