The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smollett

The Adventures of Roderick Random

byTobias Smollett

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Tobias George Smollett  was a Scottish poet and author. He was best known for his picaresque novels, such as The Adventures of Roderick Random and The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle, which influenced later novelists such as Charles Dickens. 
The Adventures of Roderick Random is a picaresque novel by Tobias Smollett, first published in 1748. It is partially based on Smollett's experience as a naval-surgeon’s mate in the British Navy, especially during the Battle of Cartagena de Indias in 1741. In the preface, Smollett acknowledges the connections of his novel to the two satirical picaresque works he translated into English: Cervantes’ Don Quixote  and Alain-René Lesage’s Gil Blas
Roderick is combative, often violent, but capable of great affection and generosity. His father had been disinherited and has left Scotland leaving his son penniless. After a brief apprenticeship to a surgeon, the innocent Roderick travels to London where he encounters various rogues.

 

Title:The Adventures of Roderick RandomFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:November 27, 2015Publisher:Media GalaxyLanguage:English

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ISBN:9990051266870

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