Humphry Clinker

Humphry Clinker


Introduction by:
Notes by: Shaun Regan
Editor: Angus Ross

Format
Paperback
Price
$16.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780141441429
  • 496 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

The eighteenth-century picaresque masterpiece- now in a new edition

A triumph of English satire, Humphry Clinker was published just three months prior to its author’s death in 1771. At its heart is Matthew Bramble, a gout-ridden misanthrope who travels Britain with his nephew, niece, spinster sister, and manservant, the trusty Humphry Clinker. In a narrative peopled with pimps, drunkards, and con men, Bramble’s pessimistic views on the world’s degeneracy- and his eagerness to express them-betray the author’s belief that his countrymen were suffering from an acute lack of sense and sobriety. Boisterous and keenly observant, Humphry Clinker is a delicious send-up of eighteenth-century society.

Humphry Clinker

Humphry Clinker

Tobias Smollett, Introduction by: Jeremy Lewis, Notes by: Shaun Regan, Editor: Angus Ross

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