The Expedition of Humphry Clinker
An Authoritative Text, Backgrounds and Contexts CriticismBook - 2015
In his last and finest novel, Tobias Smollett uses multiple letter writers to create a very funny and nearly kaleidoscopic vision of life in mid eighteenth-century Britain. As his protagonists travel about the countryside on their quest to restore patriarch Matthew Bramble|s health, they unwittingly succeed in uniting Britain across boundaries of nation, class, religion, and gender. The text of this Norton Critical Edition is again based on the first edition of 1771. It is accompanied by explanatory footnotes, illustrations by Thomas Rowlandson for the 1793 edition, and a map by Charles Scavey.A new “Backgrounds and Contexts” section includes selections from Smollett|s popular early poetry as well as important later nonfiction writing on history and the novel and the Anglo-Scottish Union, among others.“Criticism” is divided into two sections and presents the most important reviews and scholarly assessments of The Expedition of Humphry Clinker.
Publisher: New York ; London : W.W. Norton & Company, 
Edition: Second edition.
Copyright Date: ©1983.
Branch Call Number: FIC SMOLLETT, TOBIAS
Characteristics: xv, 553 pages : map ; 22 cm.