Goodreads Monday is now hosted by Budget Tales Book Club. All you have to do is show off a book from your TBR that you’re looking forward to reading.
I hope everyone has had a good start to the week so far. My featured book this week is one that I have tried to read in the past but I was hampered by the copy I owned. I read the first 50 pages and then the book started again. The whole book was made up loads of copies of the first 50 pages. I really should have bought another copy and carried on reading it but I never got around to it. Hopefully, I will get to read it soon as I would love to finish it.
Tom Jones is widely regarded as one of the first and most influential English novels. It is certainly the funniest.
Tom Jones, the hero of the book, is introduced to the reader as the ward of a liberal Somerset squire. Tom is a generous but slightly wild and feckless country boy with a weakness for young women. Misfortune, followed by many spirited adventures as he travels to London to seek his fortune, teach him a sort of wisdom to go with his essential good-heartedness.
This ‘comic, epic poem in prose’ will make the modern reader laugh as much as it did his forbears. Its biting satire finds an echo in today’s society, for as Doris Lessing recently remarked ‘This country becomes every day more like the eighteenth century, full of thieves and adventurers, rogues and a robust, unhypocritical savagery side-by-side with people lecturing others on morality’.
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Please drop me a comment if you have taken part in Goodreads Monday and I will head over for a visit.