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Expedition of Humphry Clinker, The

By Smollett, Tobias

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Book Id: WPLBN0002950321
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Reproduction Date: 2009

Title: Expedition of Humphry Clinker, The  
Author: Smollett, Tobias
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Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Humor
Collections: Audio Books Collection, Expedition of Humphry Clinker, The
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1771
Publisher: LibriVox Audio Books

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Smollett, T. (1771). Expedition of Humphry Clinker, The. Retrieved from http://www.self.gutenberg.org/


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The Expedition of Humphry Clinker was the last of the picaresque novels of Tobias Smollett, and is considered by many to be his best and funniest work. Published in London on 17 June 1771, it is an epistolary novel, presented in the form of letters written by six different characters: Matthew Bramble, a Welsh Squire; his sister Tabitha; their niece and nephew, Jery and Lydia Melford; Tabitha's maid Winifred Jenkins; and Lydia's suitor, Wilson. Much of the comedy arises from differences in the descriptions of the same events by different participants. Attributions of motives and descriptions of behavior show wild variation and reveal much about the character of the teller. The setting, amidst the high-society spa towns and seaside resorts of the 18th century provides his characters with many opportunities for satirical observations on English life and manners.

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Electronic recorded live performance of a reading

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Fiction, Humor, Satire

 
 



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