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The Real History Of Tom Jones -

by John Allen Stevenson

The Real History Of Tom Jones (ISBN10: 0230602495; ISBN13: 9780230602496)
ISBN13: 978-0230602496
ISBN10: 0230602495

Summary: The Real History of Tom Jones revivifies historical materials from which Henry Fielding constructed the greatest comic novel of the eighteenth-century. This study recovers and explores the contexts necessary to understand Fielding's subtle art, such as the bloody conflict for the throne between Stuarts and Hanoverians, a contradictory class system, game laws that both protected and flouted individual property rights, and a justice system that proclaimed hanging for many crimes but let most crimi ...show morenals go. Drawing on evidence such as the peculiar appearance of eighteenth-century money, the fraudulent autobiography of a gypsy king, and a magical prayer book illustration, the book offers new readings of both Tom Jones and the political and legal landscape of Georgian England. ...show less

Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Published: 06/01/2008
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