The Adventures of Gil Blas de Santillane

Alain René LESAGE (1668 - 1747), translated by Tobias SMOLLETT (1721 - 1771)

Gil Blas is born in misery to a stablehand and a chambermaid of Santillana in Cantabria, and is educated by his uncle. He leaves Oviedo at the age of seventeen to attend the University of Salamanca. His bright future is suddenly interrupted when he is forced to help robbers along the route and is faced with jail. He becomes a valet and, over the course of several years, is able to observe many different classes of society, both lay and clerical. Because of his occupation, he meets many disreputable people and is able to adjust to many situations, thanks to his adaptability and quick wit.

He finally finds himself at the court as a favorite of the king and secretary to the prime minister. Working his way up though hard work and intelligence, Gil is able to retire to a castle to enjoy a fortune and a hard-earned honest life.

Genre(s): Action & Adventure Fiction

Language: English

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Play 00 The Author's Declaration and Gil Blas to the Reader Jim Locke
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Play 01 Book I, Chapter I Jim Locke
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Play 02 Book I, Chapter II Jim Locke
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Play 03 Book I, Chapter III Jim Locke
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Play 04 Book I, Chapter IV Jim Locke
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Play 05 Book I, Chapter V Jim Locke
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Play 06 Book I, Chapter VI Jim Locke
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Play 07 Book I, Chapter VII Jim Locke
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Play 08 Book I, Chapter VIII Jim Locke
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Play 09 Book I, Chapter IX Jim Locke
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Play 10 Book I, Chapter X Jim Locke
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Play 11 Book I, Chapter XI Jim Locke
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Play 12 Book I, Chapter XII Jim Locke
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Play 13 Book I, Chapter XIII Jim Locke
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Play 14 Book I, Chapter XIV Jim Locke
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Play 15 Book I, Chapter XV Jim Locke
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Play 16 Book I, Chapter XVI Jim Locke
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Play 17 Book I, Chapter XVII Jim Locke
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Play 18 Book II, Chapter I Jim Locke
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Play 19 Book II, Chapter II Jim Locke
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Play 20 Book II, Chapter III Jim Locke
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Play 21 Book II, Chapter IV Jim Locke
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Play 22 Book II, Chapter V Jim Locke
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Play 23 Book II, Chapter VI Jim Locke
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Play 24 Book II, Chapter VII Jim Locke
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Play 25 Book II, Chapter VIII Jim Locke
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Play 26 Book II, Chapter IX Jim Locke
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Play 27 Book III, Chapter I Jim Locke
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Play 28 Book III, Chapter II Jim Locke
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Play 29 Book III, Chapter III Jim Locke
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Play 30 Book III, Chapter IV Jim Locke
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Play 31 Book III, Chapter V Jim Locke
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Play 32 Book III, Chapter VI Jim Locke
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Play 33 Book III, Chapter VII Jim Locke
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Play 34 Book III, Chapter VIII Jim Locke
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Play 35 Book III, Chapter IX Jim Locke
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Play 36 Book III, Chapter X Jim Locke
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Play 37 Book III, Chapter XI Jim Locke
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Play 38 Book III, Chapter XII Jim Locke
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Play 39 Book IV, Chapter I Jim Locke
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Play 40 Book IV, Chapter II Jim Locke
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Play 41 Book IV, Chapter III Jim Locke
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Play 42 Book IV, Chapter IV, Part 1 Jim Locke
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Play 43 Book IV, Chapter IV, Part 2 Jim Locke
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Play 44 Book IV, Chapter V Jim Locke
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Play 45 Book IV, Chapter VI Jim Locke
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Play 46 Book IV, Chapter VII Jim Locke
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Play 47 Book IV, Chapter VIII Jim Locke
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Play 48 Book IV, Chapter IX Jim Locke
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Play 49 Book IV, Chapter X Jim Locke
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Play 50 Book IV, Chapter XI Jim Locke
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Play 51 Book V, Chapter I, Part 1 Jim Locke
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Play 52 Book V, Chapter I, Part 2 Jim Locke
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Play 53 Book V, Chapter I, Part 3 Jim Locke
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Play 54 Book V, Chapter I, Part 4 Jim Locke
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Play 55 Book V, Chapter II Jim Locke
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Play 56 Book VI, Chapter I Jim Locke
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Play 57 Book VI, Chapter II Jim Locke
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Play 58 Book VI, Chapter III Jim Locke
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Play 59 Book VII, Chapter I Jim Locke
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Play 60 Book VII, Chapter II Jim Locke
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Play 61 Book VII, Chapter III Jim Locke
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Play 62 Book VII, Chapter IV Jim Locke
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Play 63 Book VII, Chapter V Jim Locke
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Play 64 Book VII, Chapter VI Jim Locke
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Play 65 Book VII, Chapter VII Jim Locke
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Play 66 Book VII, Chapter VIII Jim Locke
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Play 67 Book VII, Chapter IX Jim Locke
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Play 68 Book VII, Chapter X Jim Locke
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Play 69 Book VII, Chapter XI Jim Locke
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Play 70 Book VII, Chapter XII Jim Locke
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Play 71 Book VII, Chapter XIII Jim Locke
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Play 72 Book VII, Chapter XIV Jim Locke
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Play 73 Book VII, Chapter XV Jim Locke
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Play 74 Book VII, Chapter XVI Jim Locke
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Play 75 Book VIII, Chapter I Jim Locke
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Play 78 Book VIII, Chapter IV Jim Locke
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Play 79 Book VIII, Chapter V Jim Locke
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Play 81 Book VIII, Chapter VII Jim Locke
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Play 82 Book VIII, Chapter VIII Jim Locke
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Play 83 Book VIII, Chapter IX Jim Locke
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Play 84 Book VIII, Chapter X Jim Locke
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Play 85 Book VIII, Chapter XI Jim Locke
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Play 86 Book VIII, Chapter XII Jim Locke
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Play 87 Book VIII, Chapter XIII Jim Locke
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Play 88 Book IX, Chapter I Jim Locke
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Play 89 Book IX, Chapter II Jim Locke
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Play 91 Book IX, Chapter IV Jim Locke
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Play 92 Book IX, Chapter V Jim Locke
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Play 93 Book IX, Chapter VI Jim Locke
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Play 94 Book IX, Chapter VII Jim Locke
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Play 95 Book IX, Chapter VIII Jim Locke
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Play 96 Book IX, Chapter IX Jim Locke
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Play 97 Book IX, Chapter X Jim Locke
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Play 98 Book X, Chapter I Jim Locke
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Play 99 Book X, Chapter II Jim Locke
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Play 100 Book X, Chapter III Jim Locke
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Play 101 Book X, Chapter IV Jim Locke
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Play 102 Book X, Chapter V Jim Locke
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Play 103 Book X, Chapter VI Jim Locke
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Play 104 Book X, Chapter VII Jim Locke
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Play 105 Book X, Chapter VIII Jim Locke
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Play 107 Book X, Chapter X Jim Locke
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Play 108 Book X, Chapter XI Jim Locke
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Play 109 Book X, Chapter XII Jim Locke
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Play 110 Book XI, Chapter I Jim Locke
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Play 112 Book XI, Chapter III Jim Locke
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Play 114 Book XI, Chapter V Jim Locke
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Play 115 Book XI, Chapter VI Jim Locke
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Play 116 Book XI, Chapter VII Jim Locke
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Play 117 Book XI, Chapter VIII Jim Locke
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Play 118 Book XI, Chapter IX Jim Locke
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Play 120 Book XI, Chapter XI Jim Locke
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Play 121 Book XI, Chapter XII Jim Locke
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Play 122 Book XI, Chapter XIII Jim Locke
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Play 123 Book XI, Chapter XIV Jim Locke
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Play 124 Book XII, Chapter I Jim Locke
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Play 125 Book XII, Chapter II Jim Locke
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Play 126 Book XII, Chapter III Jim Locke
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Play 127 Book XII, Chapter IV Jim Locke
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Play 131 Book XII, Chapter VIII Jim Locke
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Play 135 Book XII, Chapter XII Jim Locke
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Play 137 Book XII, Chapter XIV Jim Locke
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