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Tobias Smollett

Tobias Smollett( )
Author: Lewis, Jeremy
ISBN:978-0-7126-6778-4
Publication Date:Aug 2004
Publisher:Penguin Random House
Imprint:Pimlico
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $22.99
Book Description:

"Tobias Smollett's novels are funny, fast-moving, boisterous and coarse, the fictional equivalent of Hogarth's 'Rake's Progress' or a Rowlandson engraving. Indeed without doubt, Smollett is the most vigorous and entertaining of all the great eighteenth-century novelists. Despite enthusiastic advocacy from George Orwell and V. S. Pritchett, he is also the most neglected. In this new biography, the first for over fifty years, Jeremy Lewis sets out to put the record straight. A Scot who...
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Book Details
Pages:336
Detailed Subjects: Literary Criticism / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Biography & Autobiography / Literary Figures
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):13 x 19.8 x 2.3 cm
Book Weight:0.245 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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