A Tobias Rinsk B Tobias Smithson C Tobias Smollett
D Tobias Lansk 3.
Cultural Travel celebrates the era of the Grand Tour and provides enticing snippets of the travels of well-known travel writers of the period, particularly Daniel Defoe, James Boswell, Samuel Johnson, Herman Moll, the incomparable and curmudgeonly Tobias Smollett
, Lord Byron, and the 'hydrographer and pirate' William Dampier--the latter, not actually on a Grand Tour in the traditional meaning of the term.
She describes Cervantes' life and experiences as a warrior and the conditions in which he wrote, with an emphasis on Catholicism, chivalry, and romance; adult adaptations of Don Quixote in English, by Daniel Defoe, Tobias Smollett
, Henry Fielding, Samuel Johnson, and others; Edwardian biographies, novels, and essays as literary responses to the novel; Edwardian adaptations for children; collections and home libraries that included Don Quixote with other texts; Don Quixote in pedagogy and schoolbooks; and mid-20th century adult renderings by Mikhail Bulgakov, Tennessee Williams, Dale Wasserman, Joe Dariuo, Mitch Leigh, Graham Greene, and others.
Pam Perkins (chapter two) considers the controversial encroachments of fiction on travel writing--an embarrassment that was not confined, of course, to Scotland, although her essay reminds us how many notable eighteenth-century British travel writers were Scots, including novelists Tobias Smollett
and John Moore.
, in turn, writing in a time of changing social norms, when the cult of feeling was gradually taking precedence over Augustan values, was a fierce critic of meretricious pomp and excessive ornamentality, and put forward the image of a simple, plain, and thus sincere nation, very much unlike the affected inhabitants of the Continent.
In the last two decades, criticism on Tobias Smollett
's The Expedition of Humphry Clinker (Mil) has exploded.
(1) Tobias Smollett
, The Expedition of Humphry Clinker, ed.
with an introduction by Carlos Fuentes.
(16) Such a change makes us venture to assert that, for Tobias Smollett
, the social order in the novel will be restored once female sexuality is given vent (or contained as in the case of Lydia Melford) and no longer appears so monstrous and aggressive.
Her topics are global nationalisms in Alexander Pope's Windsor-Forest and James Thomson's Seasons, familial identifications in Daniel Defoe's Colonel Jack and Moll Flanders and Tobias Smollett
's Humphrey Clinker, peripheral visions in Robert Bage's Hermsprong and Elizabeth Hamilton's Letters of a Hindoo Rajah, and rhetorical manipulation in Walter Scott's Guy Mannering and The Surgeon's Daughter.
I have myself suggested, for example, that the scene in which Jones tells Marlow about Brierly's successor bears some striking similarities with the scene in chapter 34 of Tobias Smollett
's Roderick Random (1748).