Tobias Smollett (1721-1771) was a Scottish physician, writer, and poet. Born into a wealthy family, Smollett attended the University of Glasgow and became a physician. After a stint as a ship's doctor and a brief stay in Jamaica, Smollett settled in London and began to publish poetry and picaresque novels. In short order he was recognized as a leading literary figure, and his style was emulated by later writers including Charles Dickens.
The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle by Tobias Smollettby Tobias Smollett
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THE ADVENTURES OF PEREGRINE PICKLE is a classic 18th century picaresque novel featuring fortunes and misfortunes of the young rascal Peregrine Pickle. Through his many adventures, Pickle provides a comic and caustic portrayal of 18th century European society.
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