Tobias Smollett

Author: Lionel Kelly
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134782845
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The Critical Heritage gathers together a large body of critical sources on major figures in literature. Each volume presents contemporary responses to a writer's work, enabling student and researcher to read the work themselves.

Tobias Smollett Scotland s First Novelist

Author: O M. Brack
Publisher: Associated University Presse
ISBN: 9780874139884
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Takes a look at issues raised not only in Smollett's novels, for which he is usually remembered, but also in other works of this prolific Scottish author.

Tobias Smollett Novelist

Author: Jerry C. Beasley
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 9780820319711
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Tobias Smollett (1721-1771) was a man of letters in the fullest sense. He was not only a novelist but also a playwright, poet, journalist, historian, travel writer, critic, translator, and editor. Trained as a physician, he saw the world with acutely sensitive eyes, believing that what was externally visible signified and gave definition to what could be known about the private, interior life. His fiction is therefore distinguished by its intensely visual qualities. Tobias Smollett: Novelist goes beyond all previous critical studies in its attention to these qualities in Smollett's novels, reading them as exercises of a visual imagination. Along with Defoe, Richardson, Fielding, and Sterne, Smollett was one of the major British novelists of his generation. Like his kindred spirit William Hogarth, he was both chronicler and interpreter of what he saw. His episodically structured narratives reflect his vision of a harsh and unpredictable world, while his unforgettable characters display his deep understanding of the individual as moral agent. Jerry C. Beasley's book is both focused and broad in its range, crossing disciplines and genres as it seeks to demonstrate intersections between the graphic and verbal arts, always with an eye to how Smollett crafted his stories. Seventeen illustrations, many of them from works by Hogarth, complement the argument. This book honors Smollett as an author who wrote in an unorthodox but compelling way and makes the complexities of his narratives more accessible than they have ever been before.

Tobias Smollett in the Enlightenment

Author: Richard J. Jones
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1611480485
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Tobias Smollett (1721-1771) is best known today as a novelist, but in the eighteenth-century, he was regarded as a historian and critic. In this book, Richard J. Jones explores the diversity of Smollett's journalistic and literary writings and establishes new connections between Smollett's work and writers of the Scottish Enlightenment. The book takes as its focal point Smollett's visit to Nice, between 1763 and 1765, and the account he wrote of it in Travels through France and Italy (1766). This account is usually seen as a "travel narrative" but Jones argues that it should be read as a "pocket encyclopedia" in the tradition of Voltaire. Jones divides his study into sections on medicine, fine art, the theater and history. In doing so, he offers a productive juxtaposition of authors, texts and contexts, presenting Smollett as a writer whose Scottish (and particularly Glaswegian) identity informed his involvement in a wider European Enlightenment.

Tobias Smollett

Author: Jeremy Lewis
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN:
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A superb biography and a magnificent resurrection of the great eighteenth-century novelist, by the author of the highly-praisedCyril Connolly: A Life.

Henry Fielding

Author: Thomas Lockwood
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113617124X
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First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Critical Review

Author: Tobias George Smollett
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9780483220690
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Excerpt from The Critical Review: Or Annals of Literature Defence of his Royal Highnel's the Duke of Cumberland, ibid. Grayhurll's Remarks on the Trial between Lord Grofvenor. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.