The Expedition of Humphry Clinker (English Library)

The Expedition of Humphry Clinker (English Library)

by TobiasSmollett (Author), Angus Ross (Editor)


This book offers a fascinating picture of eighteenth-century society. Tough, splenetic, and widely experienced, of all the great novelists of his time Tobias Smollett is the one who registered best the bawdy, brutal side of the eighteenth-century life. Towards the end of his life, however, he grew mellower, and Humphrey Clinker (1771) is a tale of high good humour. Squire Bramble's picaresque tour of the Britain of George III has enough eccentric characters and comic adventures for several lifetimes, and a wealth of local colour.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 416
Edition: New impression
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Published: 26 Jul 1973

ISBN 10: 0140430210
ISBN 13: 9780140430219

Author Bio
Tobias Smollett (1721-1771) was a Scottish physician and writer. His novel Ferdinand Count Fathom [1753] is an early precursor of and influence upon Gothic fiction.