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Jones, Tom (Fictitious character)

Works: 34 works in 89 publications in 3 languages and 7,704 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Humorous fiction  Bildungsromans  Picaresque fiction  Novels  Action and adventure fiction  Picaresque literature  Readers (Publications)  History  Bibliography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR3454, 823.5
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Most widely held works by Tom Jones
The history of Tom Jones, a foundling by Henry Fielding( Book )

2 editions published between 1940 and 1982 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lusty tale set in 18th century England. Tom Jones is an orphan raised by the village squire who grows up to be a handsome young man with a way with women. He loves the daughter of a neighboring landowner, and falls into many adventures in pursuit of her, including duels, bedroom romps and prison!
Tom Jones: an authoritative text, contemporary reactions, criticism by Henry Fielding( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom Jones, an orphan taken in by Squires Allworthy, is renounced for his indiscretions and begins a series of adventures that take him through the English countryside to London society. An early English comic epic first published in 1749
Narrative structure and philosophical debate in 'Tristram Shandy' and 'Jacques le fataliste' by Margaux Elizabeth Whiskin( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The aim of the present thesis is to analyse how the narrative affects the various philosophical debates in Tristram Shandy and Jacques le fataliste. Contrary to what one expects from a philosophical novel, Sterne and Diderot do not impose upon the reader an authorial and authoritative discourse. Dominant discourses are constantly challenged and contradicted. The philosophical debates in both novels remain open and are left without a conclusion. The author's voice is but one amongst many others, and it is the narrative which maintains the dialogue between them by preventing one particular voice from invalidating the others. My argument hinges on Bakhtinian dialogism, which can be defined as the presence of interacting voices and views. In Tristram Shandy and Jacques le fataliste, dialogism occurs through the narrative structure allowing for the confrontation of the contradictory discourses in the philosophical debates, and enabling them to engage in dialogue, instead of establishing the authorial voice as the sole valid discourse in the text. Through those contradictions, the philosophical content takes on a different form, that of a refusal of systematic discourse. No dogmatic view is forced upon the reader. Sterne and Diderot do not offer a solution to the various philosophical questions debated in their novels. However, they do offer a philosophical method whereby the confrontation of contradictory ideas creates a dynamic for the pursuit of truth
The fat of the land : a comedy by Tom Jones( Book )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.30 (from 0.09 for The histor ... to 1.00 for The fat of ...)

Tom Jones: an authoritative text, contemporary reactions, criticism