The Expedition of Humphry Clinker

The Expedition of Humphry Clinker

by Tobias Smollett
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The Expedition of Humphry Clinker by Tobias Smollett

The Expedition of Humphry Clinker by Thomas Smollett - The Expedition of Humphry Clinker was the last of the picaresque novels of Tobias Smollett, and is considered by many to be his best and funniest work. Published in London on 17 June 1771, it is an epistolary novel, presented in the form of letters written by six different characters: Matthew Bramble, a Welsh Squire; his sister Tabitha; their niece and nephew, Jery and Lydia Melford; Tabitha's maid Winifred Jenkins; and Lydia's suitor, Wilson.
Much of the comedy arises from differences in the descriptions of the same events by different participants. Attributions of motives and descriptions of behaviour show wild variation and reveal much about the character of the teller. The setting, amidst the high-society spa towns and seaside resorts of the 18th century provides his characters with many opportunities for satirical observations on English life and manners.

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BN ID: 2940013219939
Publisher: Robin Michell
Publication date: 10/06/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 343 KB

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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!