Chilton, Leslie A.
Most widely held works by Leslie A Chilton
The adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane by Alain René Le Sage ( )
7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The picaresque novel was an entertaining take on satire that came to prominence in early modern and Enlightenment-era Europe. Tales in this genre often features a dashing protagonist of humble origins who relies on his wit to make his way in life. To many critics, The Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane represents the very pinnacle of the picaresque novel genre. Dive into this hilariously rollicking account and find out why!
Poems, plays, and The Briton by T Smollett ( Book )
4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The poems, plays and political writings included in this volume are essential to an understanding of Tobias Smollett and the literary and social currents of eighteenth-century England [...] Byron Gassman identifies the circumstances that prompted Smollett to undertake these writings, traces the history of their publication and reception, and provides extensive explanations of historical and literary allusions"--Dust jacket
The Adventures of Telemachus, the son of Ulysses by François de Salignac de La Mothe- Fénelon ( Book )
7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Both in its original French and its many translations, The Adventures of Telemachus was one of the most popular and revered works of the eighteenth century. During that time, more than ten English prose and poetry versions appeared, including this masterful prose translation by Smollett. Known for his novels Roderick Random and The Expedition of Humphry Clinker, Smollett was also a gifted translator. The Adventures of Telemachus was his final translation, and is one of the finest versions of the work. Long a disputed title in the Smollett canon, it is fully restored to his credit by Leslie A. Chilton
The devil upon crutches by Alain René Le Sage ( Book )
6 editions published in 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"After Zambullo releases Asmodeus from a bottle, the two embark on a flight above the rooftops of Madrid. Peeking into houses, prisons, palaces, and even tombs, Zambullo witnesses one incident of treachery and self-delusion after another. Smollett's superior wit and sense of irony suited him as well as translator for this novel, with its juxtaposition of realism with romance, satire with sentiment, and sexual intrigue with moral admonition."
Editing lives : essays in contemporary textual and biographical studies in honor of O M Brack, Jr. by Jesse G Swan ( )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lives are known textually, and this collection of new essays explores, corrects, and advances contemporary knowledge of historical lives and texts, particularly of the British eighteenth century. Complementing the essays is a complete translation and critical edition of a life of Hester Thrale Piozzi written in French by Frances Burney
Adventure and adventurers Adventure stories Adventure stories, French Aristocracy (Social class) Austen, John Authors, French Aventures de Télémaque (Fénelon, François de Salignac de La Mothe-) Biography as a literary form Blas, Gil (Fictitious character) Canada Carter, Landon, Chappell, Warren, Conduct of life Criticism, Textual Devil Education of princes England--London Engraving, Dutch Epic poetry Fénelon, François de Salignac de La Mothe-, Fore-edge painting French fiction French imprints French language French literature Geography, Ancient Greece Gregory, G.--(George), Hawkesworth, John, Heroes--Mythology Histoire de Gil Blas de Santillane (Le Sage, Alain René) Le Brun, Charles Le Brun, Charles, Le Sage, Alain René, Literature Literature--Translations into English Mythology, Classical Mythology, Greek Pennsylvania--Philadelphia Picaresque literature, French Princes Railroads--Freight Romance literature Smollett, T.--(Tobias), Spain--Madrid Telemachus (Greek mythology) Telemachus (Greek mythology) in literature Utopias Voyages, Imaginary Washington, George,