A biography of tobias george smollett a scottish author

Of the occasional odes that Smollett published between andthe best was his movingly patriotic The Tears of Scotland As soon, therefore, as the Travels were out of hand Smollett resolved on a summer journey to Scotland. Humphreys, The Augustan World ; and R.

Smollett returned to London from the West Indies briefly inbut he soon sailed back to Jamaica, where he married Anne Lassalls, an heiress, probably in Archibald died inand Sir James did what he could for the widow and her family during his lifetime.

She was a daughter of William Lascelles. His only epistolary novel, Humphrey Clinker reflects a more careful structure, a more balanced view of human nature, and a greater control of style and character than any of his earlier fiction. The acts of shocking violence and brutality and the coarseness of language that Smollett incorporated into his novels set him off from the three other principal English novelists of the midth century: They lived in St.

Smollett followed it up by finally getting his tragedy, The Regicide, published, though it was never performed. Like his contemporary, friend, and fellow physician Oliver GoldsmithSmollett earned his living primarily as a professional writer rather than from his medical practice.

Useful chapters on Smollett are in the following works: Copyright The Gale Group, Inc.

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He was not only a novelist but also a playwright, poet, journalist, historian, travel writer, critic, translator, and editor. His method in its broad outlines is similar, historic and ambulant rather than philosophic or poetic, but he has more potential romance or poetry about his make-up than the mystery-hating Fielding.

Smollett died in Italy in Byin fact, he had largely abandoned his medical practice. In he published a translation of Miguel de Cervantes's Don Quixote, which he revised in Inhe became editor of The Critical Review. It is probable that Smollett saw action in the naval bombardment of Cartagena now in Colombia.

Later he joined the British Royal Navy as a surgeon's mate. He left the university in without a degree and went to London, taking with him his play The Regicide. Writing poems, plays, travel and history books, essays, satires, doing translations and even becoming a literary critic and magazine editor, Dr.

Smollett then began what he regarded as his major work, A Complete History of England, from to He was easily ruffled by the rubs of fortune of which he had more than his fair share.Tobias Smollett: Tobias Smollett, Scottish satirical novelist, best known for his picaresque novels The Adventures of Roderick Random () and The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle () and his epistolary novel The Expedition of Humphry Clinker ().

Tobias George Smollett lived from 16 March to 17 September He was a Scottish author best known for picaresque novels like Roderick Random and Peregrine Pickle. The wider picture in Scotland at the time is set out in our Historical Timeline.

Tobias George Smollett (19 March - 17 September ) was a Scottish poet and novelist, best known for his picaresque novels, which influenced later novelists such as Charles Dickens. Tobias Smollett.

Tobias George Smollett

likes. Tobias George Smollett was a Scottish poet and author. He was best known for his picaresque novels, such as The Adventures of. Tobias Smollett's biography and life dominicgaudious.net George Smollett (19 March – 17 September ) was a Scottish poet and author. He was best known for his picaresque novels, such as The Adventures of Roderick.

Tobias Smollett

Tobias Smollett () is best known today as a novelist, but in the eighteenth-century, he was regarded as a historian and critic.

In this book, Richard J. Jones explores the diversity of Smollett's journalistic and literary writings and establishes new connections between Smollett's work and writers of the Scottish Enlightenment.

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