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The Resource The history of Tom Jones : a foundling, by Henry Fielding ; to which is prefixed the life of the author

The history of Tom Jones : a foundling, by Henry Fielding ; to which is prefixed the life of the author

Label
The history of Tom Jones : a foundling
Title
The history of Tom Jones
Title remainder
a foundling
Statement of responsibility
by Henry Fielding ; to which is prefixed the life of the author
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Follows the fortunes of Tom, a foundling brought up by the kindly squire Allworthy. Despite a good and generous heart, Tom's naive inability to resist a pretty face leads to his downfall and he is banished from the Squire's house. But when the girl he really loves, Sophia, runs away to escape from her arranged marriage to his rival, the despicable Blifil, Tom pursues her to London, embarking on a series of riotous and frequently amorous adventures involving a wonderfully rich gallery of characters. Not so much a rake's progress as the exploits of an innocent abroad, it is a splendidly funny and often touching odyssey in which good ultimately triumphs over the corruption of human spirit
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
CLU
Citation location within source
p. 284
Citation source
Pollard, M. Dictionary of members of the Dublin book trade, 1550-1800
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR3454
LC item number
.H5 1794b
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Henshall's ornamented library of classic novels
Series volume
1st vol
Label
The history of Tom Jones : a foundling, by Henry Fielding ; to which is prefixed the life of the author
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Date of publication estimated from information found in Pollard
  • With added engraved title pages at beginning of v. 1 and v. 3, characterized in the former as "The First Volume" and as "Vol. II" on the latter, probably an indicator of the preferred binding, but also resonating with the fact that this title had much in common with Henshall's "series" title, in its various textual formulations
  • With 8 engraved leaves of plates, mostly from illustrations by "Corbould"
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
4 v.
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: Four vols. bound in 2, with both of the engraved title pages placed at the beginning of the combined v.1-2 and v. 3-4. Ex libris bookplates of D. Watson-Ruttledge (David Watson Ruttledge of Bloomfield in county Mayo, Ireland, fl. 1834), with motto, "Verax atque probus" (truthful and honest). Gift, Mrs. Bernadine Szold-Fritz, 1982.
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)775377450
  • ucoclc775377450
Label
The history of Tom Jones : a foundling, by Henry Fielding ; to which is prefixed the life of the author
Publication
Note
  • Date of publication estimated from information found in Pollard
  • With added engraved title pages at beginning of v. 1 and v. 3, characterized in the former as "The First Volume" and as "Vol. II" on the latter, probably an indicator of the preferred binding, but also resonating with the fact that this title had much in common with Henshall's "series" title, in its various textual formulations
  • With 8 engraved leaves of plates, mostly from illustrations by "Corbould"
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
4 v.
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: Four vols. bound in 2, with both of the engraved title pages placed at the beginning of the combined v.1-2 and v. 3-4. Ex libris bookplates of D. Watson-Ruttledge (David Watson Ruttledge of Bloomfield in county Mayo, Ireland, fl. 1834), with motto, "Verax atque probus" (truthful and honest). Gift, Mrs. Bernadine Szold-Fritz, 1982.
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)775377450
  • ucoclc775377450

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