The Expedition Of Humphry Clinker

The Expedition Of Humphry Clinker

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by Tobias George Smollett
     
 

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First published in 1771, and often regarded as Smollett's finest book, The Expedition of Humphry Clinker relates, in an ingenious series of overlapping letters, the adventures of Mr Matthew Bramble's family party as they travel through England and Scotland. The group includes a gouty country squire, a husband-hunter, an Oxford student, and an illiterate but racy…  See more details below

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First published in 1771, and often regarded as Smollett's finest book, The Expedition of Humphry Clinker relates, in an ingenious series of overlapping letters, the adventures of Mr Matthew Bramble's family party as they travel through England and Scotland. The group includes a gouty country squire, a husband-hunter, an Oxford student, and an illiterate but racy lady's maid. They recount their travelling adventures. They gossip. They tell stories of Humphry Clinker, a servant picked up en route, and they record their individual reactions to the tour. Engrossing and entertaining, the novel provides a satirical and witty picture of the contemporary social and political scene.

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Smollett's last published novel (and most celebrated work) appeared in June 1771, three months before the author's death. This scholarly edition includes illustrations by George Cruikshank and Thomas Rowlandson, and features a comprehensive introduction, exhaustive textual editing, and detailed notes that cite passages from Smollett's nonfictional works and the works of his contemporaries to analyze the mass of allusions and references in the novel. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9781420943122
Publisher:
Neeland Media
Publication date:
09/23/2011
Pages:
230
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.52(d)

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The Expedition of Humphry Clinker 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really bad job of scanning. Just impossible to read. I appreciate the effort to get these classics into electronic form, but why put it out without making sure it's readable?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Even though this was written hundreds of years ago, it's still funny. I found myself laughing out loud numerous times. Great!