The Adventures of Roderick Random

The Adventures of Roderick Random

by Tobias Smollett
     
 

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Roderick is combative, often violent, but capable of great affection and generosity. His father had been disinherited and has left Scotland leaving his son penniless. After a brief apprenticeship to a surgeon, the innocent Roderick travels to London where he encounters various rogues.

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Roderick is combative, often violent, but capable of great affection and generosity. His father had been disinherited and has left Scotland leaving his son penniless. After a brief apprenticeship to a surgeon, the innocent Roderick travels to London where he encounters various rogues.

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"This is a wonderful and important novel and its present editor who provides us with a very fine introduction is one of the great authorities on the period and author."—Gerald J. Butler, San Diego State Univ.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140433326
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/01/1996
Series:
Penguin Classics Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
5.07(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.17(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Tobias Smollett (1721-1771) was a Scottish author, best known for his picaresque novels.

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