Set in the eighteenth century, the novel is written in form of satirical and witty letters that provide a vibrant and detailed picture of the contemporary social and political scenarios.
Author: Tobias George Smollett
Comic story of a poor young man, Humphry Clinker, who joins a group of aristocrats and travels through Britain. Set in the eighteenth century, the novel is written in form of satirical and witty letters that provide a vibrant and detailed picture of the contemporary social and political scenarios. Even today, it is considered as one of Smollett's most hilarious and enjoyable novels. A must-read!
Author: The Author of Roderick Random Tobias GePublish On: 2008-08
Author: The Author of Roderick Random Tobias Ge
Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC
This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.
The text of this Norton Critical Edition is again based on the first edition of 1771. It is accompanied by explanatory footnotes, illustrations by Thomas Rowlandson for the 1793 edition, and a map by Charles Scavey.
Author: Tobias Smollett
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Category: Literary Criticism
This revised Norton Critical Edition restores the original full title to the 1771 epistolary and picaresque novel. In choosing supporting materials, Evan Gottlieb emphasizes the growing recognition of Smollett as both a major British author and a central player in eighteenth-century London’s vibrant publishing world. In his last and finest novel, Tobias Smollett uses multiple letter writers to create a very funny and nearly kaleidoscopic vision of life in mid eighteenth-century Britain. As his protagonists travel about the countryside on their quest to restore patriarch Matthew Bramble’s health, they unwittingly succeed in uniting Britain across boundaries of nation, class, religion, and gender. The text of this Norton Critical Edition is again based on the first edition of 1771. It is accompanied by explanatory footnotes, illustrations by Thomas Rowlandson for the 1793 edition, and a map by Charles Scavey. A new “Backgrounds and Contexts” section includes selections from Smollett’s popular early poetry as well as important later nonfiction writing on history and the novel and the Anglo-Scottish Union, among others. “Criticism” is divided into two sections and presents the most important reviews and scholarly assessments of The Expedition of Humphry Clinker. “Early Reviews and Criticism” collects four major reviews from 1771 along with Sir Walter Scott’s 1821 preface to the novel. “Contemporary Criticism” focuses on recent scholarship, with its emphasis on Smollett’s connection and relevance to topics of critical interest, including nationalism, colonialism, the history of the novel, gender studies, and the histories of religion and medicine. Contributors include Eric Rothstein, John Zomchick, Robert Mayer, Charlotte Sussman, David Weed, Evan Gottlieb, Tara Ghoshal Wallace, Misty G. Anderson, and Annika Mann. A chronology of Smollett’s life and work and a selected bibliography are also included.
The suppression of replies , however , is not the only reason of the epistolary
form's seeming natural and proper in Humphry Clinker . As Mr. Dobson points out
further , Humphry Clinker is as much a record of “ detached recollections of travel
Humphry Clinker is , this is as good as any and better than most , though modern
readers may find it useful to recall Dr Johnson ' s definition of a romance as ' A
military fable of the middle ages ; a tale of wild adventures in war and love ; a lie ...
THE EXPEDITION OF HUMPHRY CLINKER To Mr . Henry Davis , Bookseller in
London . RESPECTED SIR , I have received your esteemed favour of the
thirteenth ultimo , whereby it appeareth , that you have perused those same
letters , the ...
THE EXPEDITION OF HUMPHRY CLINKER To Dr. Lewis . I HAVE not found all
the benefit I expected at Scarborough , where I have been these eight days .
From Harrowgate we came hither by the way of York , where we stayed only one
Author: Tobias George SmollettPublish On: 2013-03-07
Compiled in one book, the essential collection of books by Tobias Smollett The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle The Adventures of Roderick Random The Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves The Expedition ...
Author: Tobias George Smollett
Compiled in one book, the essential collection of books by Tobias Smollett The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle The Adventures of Roderick Random The Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves The Expedition of Humphry Clinker Travels Through France And Italy
This collection was designed for optimal navigation on Kindle and other electronic devices. This collection offers lower price, the convenience of a one-time download, and it reduces the clutter in your digital library. All books included in this collection feature a hyperlinked table of contents and footnotes. The collection is complimented by an author biography.This Collection Includes: The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom (1753)The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle (1751) The Adventures of Roderick Random (1748)The Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves (1760) The Expedition of Humphry Clinker (1771)Travels through France and Italy (1766)Poetical Works of Johnson, Parnell, Gray, and SmollettAppendixFrederick Douglass Biograph