Works of Tobias Smollett. The Adventures of Roderick Random, Travels through France and Italy, The Expedition of Humphry Clinker, The Adventures of Peregrine ... Count Fathom & more (Tobias Smollett) pdf, epub, doc

Born in Dalquhurn,now part of Renton, Scotland, to a prosperous family and educated at the University of Glasgow, where he studied to be a physician. Later he joined the British Royal Navy as a surgeon's mate. He was present at the disastrous battle of Cartagena in 1741, against the Spanish. He married a British woman Anne Lascelles,inJamaica, 1747,and returned to England. In London, as a writer, he becamesuccessful. ''The Adventures of Roderick Random'' (1748), a picaresque novel -like most of his books- made him a well known author. It was followed by ''The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle'' in 1751. But the failure of ''The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom'' (1753) caused financial difficulties for him. Publishing ''The Adventuresof Sir Launcelot Greaves'' (1762) didn't help. Writing poems, plays, travel and history books, essays, satires, doing translations and even becoming a literary critic and magazine editor, Dr. Smollett struggled all his short life against poverty. he travelled to Italy, to regain his health but died of tuberculosis near Livorno, in 1771. Ironically finishing his masterpiece, ''The Expedition of Humphry Clinker'', a few months before his demise. An obscureauthor today, though Charles Dickens was a great admirer of Tobias Smollett, and even visiting his gravesite. Renton takes its name after Smollett'ssister Jane's,daughter-in-law, Cecilia Renton, after whom the modern sandstone 'model' village was named in 1762.Dr.Smollett'sunmarried daughter and only child Elizabeth died at 15,April,1763.

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