TOM JONES: the summary
placed in the bed of Mr Allworthy, Tom is found as a new-born baby by that good
country gentleman and is brought up as his ward together with hi nephew Blifil.
Tom's exuberant and passionate nature often gives Blifil the opportunity to
speak ill of him and thereby to alienate Mr Allworthy's affection. His evil
machinations result in Tom's expulsion from home and his separation from Sophia
Western, the girl he is deeply in love with. The second part of the book shows
the adventures on the road of most of the characters of the novel. Tom leaves
home first to join the army the to go to London. Sophia, who
reciprocates Tom's love in spite of his social position, runs away from home to
avoid marriage to Blifil. Squire Western pursues his daughter. The final part
of the novel is set in London
where all the major characters congregate and where Tom's true identity is
finally discovered. Tom is Mr Allworthy's sister's illegitimate son and
therefore half brother of Blifil. At the end, nothing can prevent Tom from
marrying his beloved Sophia.