The text of this edition of one of the finest and funniest epistolary
novels is taken from the first edition of 1771 and includes the
illustrations that Thomas Rowlandson added to the novel in 1790-93.
A few obvious typographical errors have been corrected, but Smollett's
creative misspellings in the letters of Tabitha Bramble and the
inimitable Win Jenkins have been retained with all of their comically
"Contemporary Responses" to the controversial Smollett's last novel are
provided by a series of reviews that appeared on the English scene
immediately after its publication. A letter from a friend to the author
on the novel's publication is also included.
Criticism includes Sir Walter Scott's early-nineteenth-century
assessment of the novel; modern essays by Lewis M. Knapp, Byron
Gassman, Mary Wagoner, William Park, Wolfgang Iser, John Sekora, and
John F. Sena; and a bibliographical essay by Connie Capers Thorson.
The volume also contains a selective Bibliography of works on Smollett
and on Humphry Clinker in particular.
- May 1983
- 5.1 × 8.4 in
/ 464 pages
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