Travels Through France and Italy

Travels Through France and Italy

by Tobias George Smollett
     
 

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In 1763, Tobias Smollett set sail from Folkestone to Boulogne. He would not return to England for two years, during which time he traveled extensively—and in a notoriously ill-tempered fashion—through much of France and Italy. His obvious pleasure in the landscapes through which he passed, his keen eye for colorful, telling details, and the fact that

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In 1763, Tobias Smollett set sail from Folkestone to Boulogne. He would not return to England for two years, during which time he traveled extensively—and in a notoriously ill-tempered fashion—through much of France and Italy. His obvious pleasure in the landscapes through which he passed, his keen eye for colorful, telling details, and the fact that his letters appear virtually as they were written, beautifully illuminate both Smollett’s character and the places he visited.

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"It is the work of a scholar, an observer of human nature, and a satirist of no mean order. It gives us characteristic social vignettes, portraits of the road of an unsurpassed freshness and clearness. It contains some historical and geographical observations worthy of one of the shrewdest and most sagacious publicists of the day." -- Thomas Seccombe, in his introduction to Travels through France and Italy

"Even after 235 years it still amuses and occasionally outrages readers" -- The Contemporary Review

 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781848853058
Publisher:
I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date:
08/31/2010
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.90(d)

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