Why We Should Read

Why We Should Read

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"[...] Her cheeks were of the oval kind, and in her right she had a dimple, which the least smile discovered." Such is the girl who fell in love with Tom Jones in her teens and who after an amazing series of misfortunes ultimately married him, in spite of her knowledge of his many temporary intrigues with other women. Indeed, if she followed after her father, she would have "liked him the better for it." "You have not the worse opinion of a young fellow," bellows the Squire to Sophia, "for getting a bastard, have you, girl? No, no, the women will like un the better for't." Certainly Sophia did not seem to like Tom the worse for his amatory adventure with Molly Seagrim, perhaps because she, like her creator, was able to differentiate between real love and that "desire of satisfying a voracious appetite[...]."show more

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  • Paperback | 254 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 11.94mm | 371.94g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507537603
  • 9781507537602

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