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The Adventures of Roderick Random
     

The Adventures of Roderick Random

by Tobias Smollett, Paul-Gabriel Bouce
 

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A tale of adventure and romance, it is written with great humour and panache. The memorable scenes on board ship, which provide an invaluable picture of the British sailor of the day, are drawn from Smollett's personal experience as a surgeon's mate in the navy.

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A tale of adventure and romance, it is written with great humour and panache. The memorable scenes on board ship, which provide an invaluable picture of the British sailor of the day, are drawn from Smollett's personal experience as a surgeon's mate in the navy.

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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.

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Gr 8 Up-Trollope's tale about Lily Dale, and her love for the calculating Adolphus Crosbie.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192837165
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Series:
Oxford World's Classics Series
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 5.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile:
1520L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

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

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