The Expedition of Humphry Clinker by Tobias Smollett

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by Tobias Smollett

Epistolary novel Picaresque Social satire Morality Class division Health and medicine

12 hours 38 minutes

The Expedition of Humphry Clinker is a novel written by Tobias Smollett in 1771. It is a masterpiece of 18th century humor and satire.

Matthew Bramble travels with his family with the aim of recovering his health, as he is sick with gout. The goal is to visit different spas and doctors to help improve his disease. Therefore, they go on a trip through England and Scotland but soon each member of the family forgets the purpose of the trip to pursue their own interests.

Written in epistolary form, the book will take you on a journey through 18th century England and you will meet a wide cast of characters, each with their own quirky personalities. From the irascible Matthew Bramble to the charming Winifred Jenkins, each character offers a unique take on each situation and entanglement they become involved in during their journey.

As the journey unfolds, the reader is immersed in the vibrant social and cultural life of the time, with unexpected and romantic encounters. Smollett's lively and satirical prose will keep you entertained and laughing out loud as you follow the witticisms of these unforgettable characters.

" The pills are good for nothing—I might as well swallow snowballs to cool my reins—I have told you over and over how hard I am to move; and at this time of day, I ought to know something of my own constitution. Why will you be so positive? Prithee send me another prescription—I am as lame and as much tortured in all my limbs as if I was broke upon the wheel: indeed, I am equally distressed in mind and body—As if I had not plagues enough of my own, those children of my sister are left me for a perpetual source of vexation—what business have people to get children to plague their neighbours? "


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About Tobias Smollett

Tobias George Smollett was a Scottish novelist, surgeon, critic and playwright. His novels were liberally altered by contemporary printers; an auth...

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