The Adventures of Roderick Random

This is the definitive scholarly edition of Tobias Smollett's first novel, widely regarded as one of his two masterpieces, the other being The Expedition of Humphry Clinker.

Author: Tobias George Smollett

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820321653

Category: Fiction

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This is the definitive scholarly edition of Tobias Smollett's first novel, widely regarded as one of his two masterpieces, the other being The Expedition of Humphry Clinker. Roderick Random was also, in its time, the chief rival to Henry Fielding's comic novel Tom Jones. Surging with verbal, sexual, and martial energy, The Adventures of Roderick Random opens a window on life, love, and war in the eighteenth century. The hero battles his way from poverty and neglect to make his mark as a doctor, writer, fighter, and lover. His adventures take us across the world, from England and France to the Caribbean, Africa, and Latin America. One of the first truly global novels, it casts light on nearly every aspect of its time—imperialism, gender relations, slavery, urban life, colonial warfare, commerce, politics, the professions, high society, and the Hogarthian underworld. Complete with illustrations and comprehensive annotations, this is the first edition to include Smollett's long-forgotten antiwar pamphlet, An Account of the Expedition against Carthagene in the West Indies, which was drawn from his own war experience and on which key sections of the novel are based. The editors also provide a detailed biographical and historical introduction, based on the most recent scholarship, mapping the novel's enormous impact in its own time and its influence on the history of litera­ture over the centuries since.

Philosophische Aufs tze zu Ehren von Roderick M Chisholm

November 1986 feiert Roderick Milton Chisholm seinen siebzigsten Geburtstag .
Aus diesem Anlaß wurden wir von Rudolf Haller eingeladen , in den Grazer
Philosophischen Studien eine Chisholm - Festschrift herauszugeben . Die
Einladung ...

Author: Leopold Stubenberg

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9062038980

Category: Philosophy

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The Adventures of Roderick Random

" While he thus remonstrated in a strain of vociferation, a venerable senator entered, and waddling up to the delinquent, "Jackanapes!" cried he, "I will now let thee see I can read something else than a newspaper, and that without the help ...

Author: T. Smollett

Publisher: VM eBooks

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APOLOGUE A young painter, indulging a vein of pleasantry, sketched a kind of conversation piece, representing a bear, an owl, a monkey, and an ass; and to render it more striking, humorous, and moral, distinguished every figure by some emblem of human life. Bruin was exhibited in the garb and attitude of an old, toothless, drunken soldier; the owl perched upon the handle of a coffee-pot, with spectacle on nose, seemed to contemplate a newspaper; and the ass, ornamented with a huge tie-wig (which, however, could not conceal his long ears), sat for his picture to the monkey, who appeared with the implements of painting. This whimsical group afforded some mirth, and met with general approbation, until some mischievous wag hinted that the whole—was a lampoon upon the friends of the performer; an insinuation which was no sooner circulated than those very people who applauded it before began to be alarmed, and even to fancy themselves signified by the several figures of the piece. Among others, a worthy personage in years, who had served in the army with reputation, being incensed at the Supposed outrage, repaired to the lodging of the painter, and finding him at home, "Hark ye, Mr. Monkey," said he, "I have a good mind to convince you, that though the bear has lost his teeth, he retains his paws, and that he is not so drunk but he can perceive your impertinence." "Sblood! sir, that toothless jaw is a d—ned scandalous libel—but don't you imagine me so chopfallen as not to be able to chew the cud of resentment." Here he was interrupted by the arrival of a learned physician, who, advancing to the culprit with fury in his aspect, exclaimed, "Suppose the augmentation of the ass's ears should prove the diminution of the baboon's—nay, seek not to prevaricate, for, by the beard of Aesculapius! there is not one hair in this periwig that will not stand up in judgment to convict thee of personal abuse. Do but observe, captain, how this pitiful little fellow has copied the very curls—the colour, indeed, is different, but then the form and foretop are quite similar." While he thus remonstrated in a strain of vociferation, a venerable senator entered, and waddling up to the delinquent, "Jackanapes!" cried he, "I will now let thee see I can read something else than a newspaper, and that without the help of spectacles: here is your own note of hand, sirrah, for money, which if I had not advanced, you yourself would have resembled an owl, in not daring to show your face by day, you ungrateful slanderous knave!"

The adventures of Roderick Random

Ease of style has already been mentioned as among the merits of Roderick
Random; it is apparent in reading even one page. Not quite so apparent, but
nevertheless very often present, is a vein of sarcasm, sometimes playfully
humorous, ...

Author: Tobias Smollett

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The life of Smollett The adventures of Roderick Random

26 THE LIFE OF In the beginning of the year 1748 , he renewed his commerce
with the press , and published the Adventures of Roderick Random , in 2 vols
12mo . * an historical novel , executed upon the plan of Le Sage's “ Adventures of
Gil ...

Author: Tobias George Smollett

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ISBN: UCAL:B3546698

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Roderick Hudson

Roderick gave a quickened glance. " Do you know so well?" " Yon must admit
that you have allowed me time to find out ! " Roderick smiled, I may almost say
sympathetically. " Well, you haven't wasted it ! " Rowland's thoughts were
crowding ...

Author: Henry James

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9781434467980

Category: Fiction

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Henry James (1843-1916) was one of the founders and leaders of a school of realism in fiction; the fine art of his writing has led many academics to consider him the greatest master of the novel and novella form.

Roderick Hudson

The next day he returned to Rome , and the day after that he went in search of
Roderick . He found him on the Pincian , with his back turned to the crowd ,
looking at the sunset . “ I went to Florence , ” Rowland said , “ and I thought of
going ...

Author: Henry James

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ISBN: UOM:39015031241089

Category: American fiction

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The legend of Don Roderick

The warrior , as he contemplated the supposed tomb of the once haughty
Roderick , forgot all his faults and errors , and shed a soldier's tear over his
memory ; but when his thoughts turned to Count Julian , his patriotic indignation
broke forth ...

Author: Washington Irving

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ISBN: OSU:32435019439140

Category: Spain

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Roderick At Random

Phenomenally inventive, bitingly satirical, a masterpiece of modern comic writing, Roderick at Random is the second dazzling novel by John Sladek to feature the more-and-less-than-human robot.

Author: John Sladek

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780575110694

Category: Fiction

Page: 317

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Roderick wasn't exactly happy, but at least he was holding down a job, even if it was only as a bowl-washer at Danton's Doggie Dinette. He didn't know they were out to get him. He didn't know that in the whole wide world of lunatic game-shows, maniacal religious cults, tentacular business corporations, murderous governments, crazy consumerism and pill-popping people, there was no place for one mild-mannered robot. Phenomenally inventive, bitingly satirical, a masterpiece of modern comic writing, Roderick at Random is the second dazzling novel by John Sladek to feature the more-and-less-than-human robot.

Memorials of Roderick White and His Wife Lucy Blakeslee of Paris Hill N Y with Some Account of Their American Ancestors and a Complete Record of Their Descendants

MARY ELLEN WHITE " , ( Roderick " , Leonard , Roderick ' ) , eldest dau . of
Roderick White and Mary Frances Steele , was born at Cazenovia , N. Y. , Nov.
17 , 1867. She married at Auburn , N. Y. , Mar. 24 , 1887 , George King , son of
Marquis ...

Author: Andrew Curtis White

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ISBN: HARVARD:HX52N7

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His Bloody Project

His Bloody Project is a mesmerising literary thriller set in an unforgiving landscape where the exercise of power is arbitrary.

Author: Graeme Macrae Burnet

Publisher: Saraband

ISBN: 9781910192153

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2016. WINNER, Saltire Society Fiction Book of the Year 2016. The year is 1869. A brutal triple murder in a remote community in the Scottish Highlands leads to the arrest of a young man by the name of Roderick Macrae. A memoir written by the accused makes it clear that he is guilty, but it falls to the country’s finest legal and psychiatric minds to uncover what drove him to commit such merciless acts of violence. Was he mad? Only the persuasive powers of his advocate stand between Macrae and the gallows. Graeme Macrae Burnet tells an irresistible and original story about the provisional nature of truth, even when the facts seem clear. His Bloody Project is a mesmerising literary thriller set in an unforgiving landscape where the exercise of power is arbitrary.

Twayne s United States Authors Series

Into the village of Northampton , Roderick ' s home , comes a somewhat older
man to visit a cousin Cecilia , a friend of the Hudsons . This gentleman , Rowland
Mallet , is quickly impressed with Roderick ' s promise and offers to take him to ...

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Revelations of Chance

Explores the plausibility and value of viewing synchronicity as a form of spiritual experience.

Author: Roderick Main

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791470245

Category: Psychology

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Explores the plausibility and value of viewing synchronicity as a form of spiritual experience.

Masterplots The four series in eight volumes two thousand and ten plot stories and essay reviews from the world s fine literature

Roderick Random / SMOLLETT 4503 her and beat the man severely with a
cudgel . While he was deliberating on his next move , he was taken prisoner by a
band of smugglers who for their own safety carried him to Boulogne in France .

Author: Frank Northen Magill

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000047317161

Category: Characters and characteristics in literature

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Business Week

The company set the same date to receive a restructuring study from its
investment bankers , but Roderick says it COSBY COULD STUFF $ 500 MILLION
Roderick and Teahn are still talking , MORE INTO VIACOM'S POCKET A and the
usx ...

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ISBN: MINN:31951001329525R

Category: Business

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