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Roderick Random

Author: T Smollett; David Blewett
Publisher: London ; New York : Penguin Books, 1995.
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Roderick Random was published in 1748 to immediate acclaim, and established Smollett among the most popular of eighteenth-century novelists." "Narrated by an unheroic, apparently rudderless hero named Random, Smollett's wildly energetic and entertaining novel is held together not least by the narrator's outrage and dismay. Although Roderick Random was first published anonymously, the secret of Smollett's authorship  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Picaresque literature
Adventure fiction
Sea stories
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: T Smollett; David Blewett
ISBN: 0140433325 9780140433326
OCLC Number: 34916532
Notes: Originally published as: The adventures of Roderick Random.
Description: xxxii, 476 p. : maps ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Other Titles: Adventures of Roderick Random
Responsibility: Tobias Smollett ; edited with an introduction and notes by David Blewett.
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Roderick is combative, often violent, but capable of great affection and generosity. His father had been disinherited and has left Scotland leaving his son penniless. After a brief apprenticeship to  Read more...

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