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The Adeventures of Roderick Random

The Adeventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smollett 1721212361 9781721212361
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The novel is set in the 1730s and 1740s and tells the life story (in the first person) of Roderick "Rory" Random, who was born to a Scottish gentleman and a lower-class woman and is thus shunned by his fathers family. His mother dies soon after giving birth and his father is driven mad with grief. Randoms paternal grandfather coerces a local school master into providing free education for the boy, who becomes popular with his classmates (some of whom he encounters again in subsequent adventures) and learns Latin, French, Italian and ancient Greek. The language accomplishments are despite, rather than because of, the abusive tutor who oppresses Random at every opportunity. Finally Random is cast out after the tutor exacts revenge for one of Randoms escapades and denounces him to his grandfather. With none of his paternal family willing to assist him in any way, Random relies on his wits and the occasional support of his maternal uncle, Tom Bowling.

Author: Tobias Smollett

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 322

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Publication Date: 2018-06-15


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