The Expedition of Humphrey Clinker Tobias Smollett Folio Society 1955

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The Expedition of Humphrey Clinker by Tobias Smollett

The Expedition of Humphry Clinker was the last of the picaresque novels of Tobias Smollett, published in London on 17 June 1771 (just three months before Smollett’s death), and is considered by many to be his best and funniest work.[1] It is an epistolary novel, presented in the form of letters written by six characters: Matthew Bramble, a Welsh Squire; his sister Tabitha; their niece Lydia and nephew Jeremy Melford; Tabitha’s maid Winifred Jenkins; and Lydia’s suitor Wilson. Much of the comedy arises from differences in the descriptions of the same events and places seen by the participants.

The first gathering was wrongly collated in that the List of Engravings followed the introduction instead of the title-leaf. This edition is the first gathering corrected.

Features;

  • Folio Society First Impression Second Gathering No. 78
  • Publisher Folio Society, London; 1955
  • White Cloth Hardback with Blue Design, 372 pp
  • Wood-engravings by Derrick Harris.
  • Size 230 x 150mm, 900g

Condition: Good – Good Unclipeed Dust Jacket, Very Good Copy

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Weight 0.900 kg

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