Kropf, Carl R.
December 1989
Studies in the Novel;Winter89, Vol. 21 Issue 4, p357
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
Discusses Henry Fielding's method of characterization in the novel 'Tom Jones.' Connection between Fielding's knowledge of the law and his novels; Use of figurative language in the novel; Theme of misinterpretation of facts and misunderstanding of motives in the novel; Emphasis on the importance of evidence for judging a character in the novel.


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