Taking examples of his plots, show that Fielding is the true father of the English novel

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Doubtlessly, Fielding is the true father of the English novel. His works exhibit all the essential features of a successful novel.

He revolutionized the concept of plot-construction. It is in him that we get for the first time a closely-knit organic plot. His skill in plot architecture cannot be over praised. There is practically no superfluity in Tom Jones; the action moves rapidly and there is hardly any incident or character which does not contribute to the story.


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