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The Adventures of Roderick Random

Oxford World's Classics

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 bord 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
humour and panache.
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Einband Taschenbuch
Herausgeber Paul-Gabriel Bouce
Seitenzahl 528
Erscheinungsdatum 11.09.2008
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-19-955234-4
Verlag Oxford University Press
Maße (L/B/H) 196/129/25 mm
Gewicht 362
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