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picaresque novel of a young man in 18th-century England. [Br. Lit.: Haydn & Fuller, 745]
revealed to be Squire Allworthy’s sister Bridget’s illegitimate son. [Br. Lit.: Fielding Tom Jones]
eventually marries Sophia Western, his sweetheart from early childhood, after they have been kept apart by his adventurousness and unknown antecedents. [Br. Lit.: Fielding Tom Jones]
See: Love, Victorious
manly but all too human young man; has numerous amorous adventures. [Br. Lit.: Tom Jones]