Tobias Smollett


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Scottish writer of adventure novels (1721-1771)

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13) Tobias Smollett, Continuation of the Complete History of England, 5 vols.
16) Such a change makes us venture to assert that, for Tobias Smollett, the social order in the novel will be restored once female sexuality is given vent (or contained as in the case of Lydia Melford) and no longer appears so monstrous and aggressive.
Chapter Three examines Tobias Smollett, a Lowland Scot who, according to Sorensen, is "the eighteenth-century novelist most interested in representing non-standard English alongside his measured English prose" (104).
A series of essays on "Great Books," which originally appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, includes assessments of the unabridged Don Quixote as translated by Tobias Smollett ("clearly an impregnable masterpiece .
He has done important work on several of these writers already--Daniel Defoe and Tobias Smollett, especially--and this volume offers him the chance to push his readings of their works even further than he has before.
Near the end of his life, eighteenth-century writer Tobias Smollett confessed that his greatest difficulties had resulted from his being both a writer and an editor--those he offended with editorial decisions were always more than willing to take their frustrations out against his novels.
7 Louis Martz, The Later Career of Tobias Smollett (London: Archon Books, 1967) 176-80; T.
The earliest reference to him is in the 1751 book The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle by Tobias Smollett.
On one such trip, when traveling in the company of his mother in the early summer of 1766, he was to find himself residing at the same accommodation as Tobias Smollett in the West Riding spa town of Harrogate.
These include Henry Fielding, Tobias Smollett, George Elliot, Dickens and perhaps Milton and Defoe.
Judging from the present volume, every century seems to have its English or at least its English-speaking Cervantes: Samuel Butler in the seventeenth, Henry Fielding and Tobias Smollett in the eighteenth, Mark Twain in the nineteenth, and Roy Campbell in the twentieth.
Describing a ball in Bath, Tobias Smollett wrote in The Expedition of Humphrey Clinker of the "mingled odours that arose from putrid gums, imposthumated lungs, sour flatulencies, rank armpits, sweating feet, running sores and issues" worsened by primitive perfumes and Colognes.
Tobias Smollett, Francis Younghusband, Evelyn Waugh and contemporary writers like Mark Tully and Redmond O'Hanlon, are all contributors to this witty, intelligent volume of travel-writing through the ages.
Civic leaders in Renton, Dunbartonshire, are spending pounds 100,000 to honour the name of 18th century author Tobias Smollett.