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Roderick Random by Tobias Smollett
With an Introduction by H.W. Hodges

Everyman's Library - No. 790
Edited by Ernest Rhys

"Readers have been laughing in pleasure while reading "Roderick Random" ever since Tobias Smollett first wrote the book in 1748. it was Smollett's first important work, modelled after Le Sages great work, "Gil Blas". Like "Gil Blas", it is a picaresque novel, told in a series of escapades; the story is full of outrageous characters (such as the effeminate Captain Whiffle, curious Dr. Wagtail, and the bard and philosopher of London alleyways, Melopoyn, dressed in rags ... and of course there is Roderick Random, whose genial voice recounts adventure after adventure, tales told with gentle irony, and outrageous satire, and often with tongue in cheek .... all in search of himself. It is obvious Smollett loved his creations. Some of the characters are just about perfect creations."

London & Toronto
Published by J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd in New York by E.P. Dutton & Co.
Printed in Great Britain

Hardback - Red Boards

No DJ. Some fading and spotting to covers.
Minimal foxing and wear to pages and page ends. In very good condition for a book of it's age.

Date published/printed is unknown, however, going by the frontispiece and style of the book I'd say early 1900s. See pic.

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