The kindly gentleman, Mr Allworthy, returns home from a voyage to
find that someone has left a baby boy in his house. He adopts the
foundling, giving him the name Tom Jones. Mr Allworthy’s sister,
Bridget, has a son called Master Blifil. While Tom grows into a
wild but honest young man, Blifil becomes a scheming hypocrite. But
what happens when Tom falls in love with a neighbouring gentleman’s
daughter, Sophia, whose family wish her to marry Blifil?