The Expedition of Humphry Clinker

Tobias SMOLLETT (1721 - 1771)

The Expedition of Humphry Clinker was the last of the picaresque novels of Tobias Smollett, and is considered by many to be his best and funniest work. Published in London on 17 June 1771, it is an epistolary novel, presented in the form of letters written by six different characters: Matthew Bramble, a Welsh Squire; his sister Tabitha; their niece and nephew, Jery and Lydia Melford; Tabitha's maid Winifred Jenkins; and Lydia's suitor, Wilson. Much of the comedy arises from differences in the descriptions of the same events by different participants. Attributions of motives and descriptions of behavior show wild variation and reveal much about the character of the teller. The setting, amidst the high-society spa towns and seaside resorts of the 18th century provides his characters with many opportunities for satirical observations on English life and manners. (Summary by Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Epistolary Fiction, Satire

Language: English

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Play 01 from JONATHAN DUSTWICH to Mr HENRY DAVIS David Lawrence
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Play 02 from HENRY DAVIS To the Revd. Mr JONATHAN DUSTWICH Rachel Lintern
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Play 03 from M. BRAMBLE To Dr LEWIS Debra Lynn
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Play 04 from TABITHA BRAMBLE to Mrs GWYLLIM Ruth Golding
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Play 05 from WIN. JENKINS to Mrs MARY JONES TriciaG
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Play 06 from JER. MELFORD To Sir WATKIN PHILLIPS Martin Geeson
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Play 07 from LYDIA MELFORD To Mrs JERMYN Neeru Iyer
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Play 08 from LYDIA MELFORD To Miss LAETITIA WILLIS Neeru Iyer
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Play 09 from M. BRAMBLE To Dr LEWIS Debra Lynn
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Play 10 from WILSON To Miss LYDIA MELFORD Amy
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Play 11 from J. MELFORD To Sir WATKIN PHILLIPS Martin Geeson
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Play 13 from MAT. BRAMBLE To Dr LEWIS 900 words Debra Lynn
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Play 14 from LYDIA MELFORD To Miss LETTY WILLIS Neeru Iyer
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Play 15 from J. MELFORD to Sir WATKIN PHILLIPS Martin Geeson
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Play 16 from M. BRAMBLE to Dr LEWIS Debra Lynn
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Play 17 from LYDIA MELFORD to Miss WILLIS Neeru Iyer
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Play 18 from WIN. JENKINS to Mrs MARY JONES TriciaG
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Play 19 from TABITHA BRAMBLE To Mrs GWYLLIM Ruth Golding
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Play 20 from MATT. BRAMBLE to Dr LEWIS Debra Lynn
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Play 21 from J. MELFORD to Sir WATKIN PHILLIPS Martin Geeson
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Play 22 from MAT. BRAMBLE to Dr LEWIS Debra Lynn
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Play 23 from LYDIA MELFORD to Miss LAETITIA WILLIS Neeru Iyer
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Play 24 from J. MELFORD To Sir WATKIN PHILLIPS Martin Geeson
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Play 29 from MATT. BRAMBLE to Dr LEWIS Debra Lynn
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Play 30 from TAB. BRAMBLE to Dr LEWIS Ruth Golding
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Play 31 from J. MELFORD To Sir WATKIN PHILLIPS Martin Geeson
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Play 33 from LYDIA MELFORD To Miss LAETITIA WILLIS Neeru Iyer
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Play 34 from J. MELFORD to Sir WATKIN PHILLIPS Martin Geeson
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Play 40 from LYDIA MELFORD to Miss LAETITIA WILLIS Neeru Iyer
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Play 46 from T. BRAMBLE To Mrs GWYLLIM Ruth Golding
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Play 48 from MATT. BRAMBLE To Dr LEWIS 4726 words Debra Lynn
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