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Author: T Smollett; David Evans
Publisher: London, New York, Oxford University Press, 1973.
Series: Oxford English novels.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The novel, Smollett's shortest, differs stylistically from his previous works. The most attractive of his heroes, Sir Launcelot is virtuous and strange, and he is surrounded by a Smollettian menagerie whose various jargons are part of this novel's linguistic virtuosity and satire. Sir Launcelot's character is an English naturalization of Quixote. Although Sir Launcelot, is not the object of the author's satire, an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Adventure fiction
Satire
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Smollett, T. (Tobias), 1721-1771.
Life and adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves.
London, New York, Oxford University Press, 1973
(OCoLC)580252948
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: T Smollett; David Evans
ISBN: 019255364X 9780192553645
OCLC Number: 818366
Notes: Originally published in book-form in 1762 under title: The Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves.
Description: xxvii, 234 pages illustrations 21 cm.
Series Title: Oxford English novels.
Other Titles: Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves
Responsibility: edited with an introd. by David Evans.

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"The novel, Smollett's shortest, differs stylistically from his previous works. The most attractive of his heroes, Sir Launcelot is virtuous and strange, and he is surrounded by a Smollettian menagerie whose various jargons are part of this novel's linguistic virtuosity and satire. Sir Launcelot's character is an English naturalization of Quixote. Although Sir Launcelot, is not the object of the author's satire, an idealistic madness is central to both characters. In Smollett's work the theme of madness is integral to the relationship between self and society as the work ponders both the constitution of madness and the alternatives to revenge."

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