Book 8 Chapter 3 of Tom Jones.

This is part of an ongoing project in which I will record and post one chapter per week of Henry Fielding's Tom Jones over the course of four years.

Here we have a chapter that is sure to be shocking and alienating to a modern audience: the surgeon returns to the inn, and upon learning that Tom isn't as rich as he thought, he decides that Tom isn't worth treating and leaves him to die.

AuthorMark Turetsky