Wednesday, 7 May 2014

10 May in literature

On 10 May, 1749, the 10th volume of Henry Fielding's master piece Tom Jones  was printed. The novel was serialised in 10 small volumes. It is a humorous story of the illegitimate but charming Tom Jones to win his neighbour's daughter. The novel has long list of characters who are chasing each other across England. It gives a comic portrait of England in the 18th century.

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