Who is the narrator of the novel Tom Jones?

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The novel is told through the eyes of a narrator who many assume to be Fielding himself. However, Fielding also used many letters written by his characters. So, in essence, his characters help tell the story in their own words. This form of writing is called "epistolary". It was used a great deal during Fielding's time as a successful way of getting more than one perspective in a novel. In fact, Fielding's first novel was written entirely in epistolary form but "Tom Jones" also contains narration. 

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