The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling  

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The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, often known simply as Tom Jones, is a picaresque comic novel by the English playwright and novelist Henry Fielding. First published on February 28, 1749, Tom Jones is arguably one of the first prose works describable as a novel.

Film, TV, operas, and theatrical adaptations

1963 saw the release of Tom Jones, a film directed by Tony Richardson and starring Albert Finney as Tom. The book was also three times used as the basis for an opera, by François-André Philidor in 1765 (see Philidor's opera), by Edward German in 1907 (see German's opera), and by Stephen Oliver in 1975. A BBC adaptation was broadcast in 1997 with Max Beesley in the title role, dramatised by Simon Burke.




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