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The Adventures of Roderick Random, Vol. 1 of 2 (Classic Reprint) by Tobias George Smollett

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The Adventures of Roderick Random, Vol. 1 of 2 (Classic Reprint)
Author: Tobias George Smollett
eBook Title: The Adventures of Roderick Random, Vol. 1 of 2 (Classic Reprint)
Category: Literature & Fiction
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ISBN: 1440069263
ISBN13: 978-1440069260
Publisher: Forgotten Books (March 18, 2010)
Language: English
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INTRODUCTION-GENERAL AND TO RODERICK RANDOM TOBIAS GEORGE SMOLLETT, the youngest in age and the last to die, though not the latest to publish, of the four great English novelists of the mid-eighteenth century, was born in 1721. He was thus Richardson's junior by more than thirty years, Fielding's by fourteen, and Sterne's by eight; though his first book, Roderick Random, anticipated Sterne's first by nearly twenty, and was only preceded by the first enterprise in each case of Fielding and of Richardson. His birth and extraction were good, his father, Archibald Smollett, being the fourth son of Sir James Smollett of Bonhill, who besides being a judge of the Commissary Court, a member of Parliament, and a commissioner of the Union, was the head of a very respectable family. The novelist, however, could hardly be said to be born to fortune, though, as it happened, had he lived but four years longer than he did he would have inherited his grandfather's estate and family position. No

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CONTENTS; List of Illustrations ; Introduction-General and to Roderick Random The Preface ; Apolocue ; CHAPTER ONE Of my Birth and Parentage ; CHAPTER TWO; I grow up-Am hated by my Relations-Sent to School - Neglected by my Grandfather-Maltreated by my Master-Seasoned to Adversity -I form Cabals against the Pedant-Am debarred access to my Grandfather-Hunted by his Heir-I demolish the Teeth of his Tutor ; CHAPTER THREE; My Mother's Brother arrives-Relieves me-A Description of him-He goes along with me to the House of my Grandfather-Is encountered by his Dogs-Defeats them, after a bloody Engagement Is admitted to the old Gentleman-A Dialogue between them; VI; Contents; CHAPTER FOUR; My Grandfather makes his Will-Our second Visit -He dies-His Will is read In presence of all his living Descendants-The Disappointment of my female Cousins-My Uncle's Behaviour ; CHAPTER FIVE; The Schoolmaster uses me barbarously-I form a Pr

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