The Expedition of Humphry Clinker

The Expedition of Humphry Clinker

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by Tobias 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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This is the first really significant scholarly edition of the last-published novel by Smollett, which includes some wonderful illustrations. . . . Nothing seems to have been overlooked by Preston and Brack here in their efforts to present to the modern reader the most authoritative edition."—Choice

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ISBN-13:
9781420943818
Publisher:
Neeland Media LLC
Publication date:
10/04/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

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