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Tobias Smollett

Tobias George Smollett (19 March 1721 – 17 September 1771) was a Scottish poet and author. He was best known for his picaresque novels, such as The Adventures of Roderick Random (1748) and The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle (1751), which influenced later novelists such as Charles Dickens. His novels were amended liberally by printers; a definitive edition of each of his works was edited by Dr. O. M. Brack, Jr. to correct variants.

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Tobias Smollett - Bibliography
... Works of Voltaire, an English translation of Voltaire in thirty-five volumes, which Smollett edited with Thomas Francklin 1762 The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves, first ...
The Critical Review
... The Critical Review was first edited by Tobias Smollett from 1756 to 1763, and was contributed to by Samuel Johnson, David Hume, John Hunter, and Oliver Goldsmith, until 1817 ... The Edinburgh printer Archibald Hamilton started publishing The Critical Review in 1756 with Tobias Smollett as its first editor, and mainly contained book reviews ... Admiral Sir Charles Knowles in The Critical Review, Tobias Smollett was sentenced to a fine of £100 and three months in King's Bench Prison ...
Augustan Prose - The Novel
... varying styles, by journalists (Ned Ward, 1700 and Peter Motteux, 1712) as well as novelists (Tobias Smollett, 1755) ... Laurence Sterne and Tobias Smollett held a personal dislike for one another, and their works similarly offered up oppositional views of the self in society and the method of the novel ... of a fad when he said that nothing novel can sustain itself, for "Tristram Shandy did not last." Tobias Smollett, on the other hand, wrote more seemingly traditional novels (although the novel was ...

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