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Tobias Smollett

Tobias Smollett( )
Author: Lewis, Jeremy
ISBN:978-0-571-25419-4
Publication Date:May 2011
Publisher:Faber & Faber, Limited
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $36.00
Book Description:

Tobias Smollett was a prodigious wordsmith. Grub Street was his habitat and hack work his staple, but, as Jeremy Lewis vividly makes clear in this biography, the first for nearly sixty years, there was much more to Smollett than that.. His own life seems almost as eventful and picaresque as one of his novels. Born in Scotland, apprenticed to a surgeon, he came to London to make his fortune. He failed. He served as a surgeon's mate in the West India Squadron and was...
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Book Details
Pages:344
Detailed Subjects: Literary Criticism / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Biography & Autobiography / Literary Figures
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):12.601 x 19.799 x 2.499 cm
Book Weight:0.364 Kilograms
Author Biography
Lewis, Jeremy (Author)
Jeremy Morley Lewis was born in Salisbury, England on March 15, 1942. He read history at Trinity College, Dublin and received a master's degree in European studies from the University of Sussex. He worked for several publishing houses including William Collins, Oxford University Press, and Chatto and Windus. He also worked on literary magazines including the Literary Review and The Oldie.

He wrote three autobiographical books entitled Playing for Time, Kindred Spirits: Adrift in Literary London, and Grub Street Irregular: Scenes from Literary Life. His other books included Cyril Connolly: A Life, Tobias Smollett, Penguin Special: The Life and Times of Allen Lane, Shades of Greene: One Generation of an English Family, and David Astor. He died on April 10, 2017 at the age of 75.

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