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Fielding’s «Tom Jones» and the European Novel since Antiquity

Fielding’s «Tom Jones» as a Final Joinder


Reinhold Grimm

Contents: Henry Fielding (1707-1754) and his Tom Jones – The two influential novels from Greek and Roman antiquity, Heliodorus’s Aithiopika («Egyptian Stories») and Apuleius’s Asinus aureas («The Golden Ass») – The courtly-heroic novel of the Baroque – The picaresque novel – Cervantes, Grimmelshausen, Defoe etc.