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The Adventures of Roderick Random (Hardback)
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The Adventures of Roderick Random (Hardback)

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Hardback 640 Pages / Published: 30/01/2012
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This is the definitive scholarly edition of Smollett's first novel, widely regarded as a masterpiece and a chief rival to Henry Fielding's comic novel Tom Jones. Surging with verbal, sexual, and martial energy, The Adventures of Roderick Random opens a window on life, love, and war in the eighteenth century.

Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 9780820321653
Number of pages: 640
Weight: 1060 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 48 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A reprinting of a literary classic that reflects on its place in the history of literature, "The Adventures of Roderick Random" is an excellent addition to any community library collection of eighteenth century literature."--"Midwest Book Review"

Although Smollett would write other hit novels, his first foray into fiction, "The Adventures of Roderick Random," which has never been out of print, is in many ways his best, a must-read for those familiar with his other works and the place to start for neophytes. . . . [T]his superb edition . . . [contains] copious notes and introductory material, clarifying all matters biographical, historical, political and linguistic and explaining customs, manners and diction, providing the reader with everything he needs to get the most out of this not-to-be-missed treat.--Martin Rubin ""Washington Times" "


A reprinting of a literary classic that reflects on its place in the history of literature, "The Adventures of Roderick Random" is an excellent addition to any community library collection of eighteenth century literature.--"Midwest Book Review"


This is certainly 'the most elaborate scholarly edition of "Roderick Random "yet undertaken[.]' . . . Smollett was a major talent who appealed to generations of readers and writers, and "Roderick Random "is up to the very best he ever produced.--Pat Rogers ""New Criterion" "


["The Adventures of Roderick Random"] comes with a crisply informative introduction and explanatory and textual commentaries which give every appearance of reflecting the distinction of the editorial team. . . . Like the other volumes in the series, it is handsomely produced and delightfully illustrated.--Claude Rawson ""Recent Studies in the Restoration and Eighteenth Century" "


Among the huge number of details [in the endnotes] are enough that illuminate specific passages in "Roderick Random" or establish interesting biographical connections to make the reader's effort worthwhile. . . . This is a genuinely satisfying book, handsomely produced and aesthetically pleasing, including twenty-seven well-chosen and clearly reproduced full-page illustrations.--Alfred Lutz ""1650-1850: Ideas, Aesthetics, and Inquiries in the Early Modern Era" "


While they spend more time on the novel's literary context and reception, [the editors] also devote adequate space to its cultural politics, touching on an array of issues from imperialism to homophobia . . . . the editors want to define "Roderick Random" as a work that is ahead of its time, not a product of it--its issues 'less political' than 'existential'.--Lee Kahan ""Modern Language Review" "


Although Smollett would write other hit novels, his first foray into fiction, The Adventures of Roderick Random, which has never been out of print, is in many ways his best, a must-read for those familiar with his other works and the place to start for neophytes. . . . [T]his superb edition . . . [contains] copious notes and introductory material, clarifying all matters biographical, historical, political and linguistic and explaining customs, manners and diction, providing the reader with everything he needs to get the most out of this not-to-be-missed treat.

--Martin Rubin "Washington Times "

A reprinting of a literary classic that reflects on its place in the history of literature, The Adventures of Roderick Random is an excellent addition to any community library collection of eighteenth century literature.

--Midwest Book Review

This is certainly 'the most elaborate scholarly edition of Roderick Random yet undertaken[.]' . . . Smollett was a major talent who appealed to generations of readers and writers, and Roderick Random is up to the very best he ever produced.

--Pat Rogers "New Criterion "

[The Adventures of Roderick Random] comes with a crisply informative introduction and explanatory and textual commentaries which give every appearance of reflecting the distinction of the editorial team. . . . Like the other volumes in the series, it is handsomely produced and delightfully illustrated.

--Claude Rawson "Recent Studies in the Restoration and Eighteenth Century "

Among the huge number of details [in the endnotes] are enough that illuminate specific passages in Roderick Random or establish interesting biographical connections to make the reader's effort worthwhile. . . . This is a genuinely satisfying book, handsomely produced and aesthetically pleasing, including twenty-seven well-chosen and clearly reproduced full-page illustrations.

--Alfred Lutz "1650-1850: Ideas, Aesthetics, and Inquiries in the Early Modern Era "

While they spend more time on the novel's literary context and reception, [the editors] also devote adequate space to its cultural politics, touching on an array of issues from imperialism to homophobia . . . . the editors want to define Roderick Random as a work that is ahead of its time, not a product of it--its issues 'less political' than 'existential'.

--Lee Kahan "Modern Language Review "

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