Book 14 Chapter 4 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.

Well, here is the final chapter of year three of my four year project! Normally, I'd like to post stats about precisely how much audio I've posted for the chapter, but unfortunately, SoundCloud doesn't show you how long your playlists are anymore, which makes me sad. And since the raw audio is split up among a ton of different directories on a few backup drives, it's tough to compute it on my own.

Anyway, in this chapter, Nightingale tells Tom that he's afraid Nancy, Mrs. Miller's daughter, might be in love with him, and so he's leaving the boarding house that very day. On top of that, Nightingale's father has arrived with the woman he's to marry, so he needs to focus on that now.

Did I mention in previous chapter recaps that Stanley Kubrick used a character named Nightingale to get a character into a private masquerade in his film Eyes Wide Shut? So there's a definite Tom Jones influence there.

AuthorMark Turetsky