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The Resource The adventures of Roderick Random, Tobias Smollett ; edited with an introduction and notes by Paul-Gabriel Boucé

The adventures of Roderick Random, Tobias Smollett ; edited with an introduction and notes by Paul-Gabriel Boucé

Label
The adventures of Roderick Random
Title
The adventures of Roderick Random
Statement of responsibility
Tobias Smollett ; edited with an introduction and notes by Paul-Gabriel Boucé
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Roderick Random (1748), Smollett's first novel, is full of the dazzling vitality characteristics of all his work, as well as of his own life. Roderick is the boisterous and unprincipled hero who answers life's many misfortunes with a sledgehammer. Left penniless, he leaves his native Scotland for London and on the way meets Strap, and old schoolfellow. Together they undergo many adventures at the hands of scoundrels and rogues. Roderick qualifies as a surgeon's mate and is pressed as a common soldier on board the man-of-war Thunder. In a tale of romance as well as adventure, Roderick also finds time to fall in love... Smollett drew on his own experiences as a surgeon's mate in the navy for the memorable scenes on board ship, and the novel combines documentary realism with great humor and panache."--Publisher's description
Member of
Cataloging source
SZT
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1721-1771
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Smollett, T.
Dewey number
823/.6
Index
index present
LC call number
PR3694
LC item number
.R6 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Boucé, Paul-Gabriel
Series statement
Oxford world's classics
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  • Scots
  • Rogues and vagabonds
  • Impressment
  • Warships
  • Sailors
  • England
  • Impressment
  • Rogues and vagabonds
  • Sailors
  • Scots
  • Warships
  • England
Label
The adventures of Roderick Random, Tobias Smollett ; edited with an introduction and notes by Paul-Gabriel Boucé
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published in 1748. First published by Oxford University Press in 1979
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn123790776
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxxviii, 481 p.
Isbn
9780199552344
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2009504305
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)123790776
Label
The adventures of Roderick Random, Tobias Smollett ; edited with an introduction and notes by Paul-Gabriel Boucé
Publication
Note
Originally published in 1748. First published by Oxford University Press in 1979
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn123790776
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxxviii, 481 p.
Isbn
9780199552344
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2009504305
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)123790776

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