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Travels Through France and Italy
     

Travels Through France and Italy

by Tobias Smollett
 

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"Traduced by malice, persecuted by fiction, abandoned by false patrons, and overwhelmed by the sense of a domestic calamity," Tobias Smollett set off on a journey through France and Italy to relieve his despair. While there, he wrote regularly to his friends, and the result is this fascinating, wholeheartedly personal account of places and he

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"Traduced by malice, persecuted by fiction, abandoned by false patrons, and overwhelmed by the sense of a domestic calamity," Tobias Smollett set off on a journey through France and Italy to relieve his despair. While there, he wrote regularly to his friends, and the result is this fascinating, wholeheartedly personal account of places and he encountered.

Travels through France and Italy is a landmark work in travel literature. Full of prejudice, grousing, sharp observation, and caustic satire, it is the first travel book in modern literature to go beyond the simple conveyance of information to reflect the writer's state of mind.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810160538
Publisher:
Northwestern University Press
Publication date:
10/28/1997
Series:
Marlboro Travel Series
Edition description:
MARLBORO P
Pages:
303
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Tobias Smollett (1721-1771) was a Scottish author best known for his novels The Adventures of Roderick Random and The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle, following which he became a major literary figure associated with the likes of David Garrick, Laurence Sterne, Charles Dickens and Samuel Johnson. In 1755 he published the standard translation of Cervantes’ Don Quixote, and in 1756, he became editor of The Critical Review. His major nonfiction work was A Complete History of England.

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