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Author Name    SMOLLETT, TOBIAS GEORGE.

Title   The Expedition Of Humphry Clinker.

Binding   s

Book Condition   Softcover. Good condition.

Publisher    Penguin Books, Harmondsworth: 1982.

ISBN Number    0140430210 / 9780140430219

Seller ID   29794X1

With the sharp sensitivity of "a man without skin" Tobias Smollett humorously attacked the frivolity and foibles of eighteenth-century England. Humphrey Clinker is his mirthful taleof a tour by coach and four through cities and countryside. Five people embark on the journey: the crusty eccentric, Squire Bramble; his husband-hunting sister, Tabitha; her maid, Winifred, and Bramble's youthful niece and nephew, Lydia and Jery. En route they are joined by Humphrey Clinker, an honest Wiltshire lad of tattered cloth and empty purse. As misadventure follows misadventure, each character reveals his true self by giving his own conflicting view of the incidents, places, and people encountered along the way. The result is an entertaining and realistic picture of that wonderful age when gentlemen duelled, ladies swooned, and servants rose from rags to riches. Humphry Clinker, Smollett's masterpiece, was written shortly before his death. In it the best qualities of his style and method are strikingly exhibited, and it is comparatively free from the vulgarity by which much of his other work is marred.

(Key Words: Fiction, Literature, Novel, Tobias George Smollett, Comedy, English Literature).

Price = 5.23 USD



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