The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling
Fielding began writing Tom Jones in 1746. It was a wildly ambitious book which, in attempting to portray the nuances of real life, angered many but ultimately delighted generations of readers through both its influence and sprawling narrative.
The book's conception owes much to Fielding's personal life. At the time, he was deeply traumatized by the 1744 death of his wife Charlotte...Buy Study Guide