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Allworthy, Squire, Bridget

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

Characters in Fielding's Tom Jones: The character of Squire Allworthy was based on Fielding's friends and benefactors R. Allen and G. Lyttelton.

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Amelia

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A novel by H. Fielding, published 1752(for 1751).

Set in and against a London of almost unrelieved squalor, corruption, and violence, the novel opens in the court of the ‘trading...

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Apuleius

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

(born c.123 ad),

Roman writer, born in Africa. His writings are characterized by an exuberant and bizarre use of language and he is best known for the Metamorphoses (The Golden...

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Bellaston, Lady

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A character in Fielding's Tom Jones.

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Blifil Master

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A character in Fielding's Tom Jones.

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detective Fiction

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

Crime has been a staple of storytelling since its beginnings, and misdirection of the reader, for example about facts (Tom Jones's parentage) or emotions (in Emma or Much Ado about...

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eponymous

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

That gives his name to anything, used for example of the mythical personages from whose names the names of places or peoples are reputed to be derived. It is now most frequently used in the...

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George Lyttelton

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1709–73),

a prominent politician, and an opponent of Sir R. Walpole, was also a friend of Pope, Shenstone, and Fielding, and a liberal patron of literature. It is he whom Thomson...

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Henry Fielding

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 (1707–54) English author and a successful playwright

(1728–37), until his satirizing of the Walpole ministry prompted the passing of the Licensing Act in 1737. Attribution...

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Molly Seagrim

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A character in Fielding's Tom Jones.

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