Tom Jones (1749) is rightly regarded as Fielding's greatest work,
and one of the first and most influential of English novels. At the
center of one of the most ingenious plots in English fiction stands
a hero whose actions were, in 1749, as shocking as they are funny
today. This carefully modernized edition is based on Fielding's
emended fourth edition text and offers the most thorough Notes,
Maps, and Bibliography.