Tom Jones Book Summary and Study Guide

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    Poor Tom! He just can't seem to stay away from romantic involvements! Henry
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Fielding's classic novel “Tom Jones, the History of a Foundling” is as hilarious today as it
was when it was written three centuries ago! It is the story of a babe (Tom) left abandoned
at Squire Westin's manor. The Squire takes the child and rears him as his own, yet there
is no secret that he is a foundling. Tom grows up, perhaps the most randy, rollicking,
and riotious young man in literature! The ladies can't seem to keep their hands off hm!
For perhaps the first time in English literature, a prose account of these bawdy escapades
made its way on to the literary scene. The book is full of melodramatic hilarity and
Dickensian coincidences, and by the end of this novel, “all's well that ends well”!

The review of this Book prepared by Bill Hobbs

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   upbeat Time/era of story    -   1600-1899 Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   seduction (yum!) Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Loss of...    -   parents

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   a teen


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   6 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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