Book 15 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.

In this chapter, Lady Bellaston moves forward in her plan to ruin Sophia. She has one of her friends tell the lie that Jones has been killed in a duel, but then tells Sophia that it was just a joke. Lord Fellamar, after sleeping on it, decides he won't go forward with Lady Bellaston's plan. By the way, Peter Capaldi, the current Doctor on Doctor Who played Lord Fellamar in a BBC miniseries of Tom Jones.

Just a heads-up: I figured out I'd been pronouncing "Bellaston" incorrectly up until now, so it's fixed from this point forward.

AuthorMark Turetsky