Tobias Smollett

Standard Name: Smollett, Tobias


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Education Mary Anne Schimmelpenninck
In the house of an aunt she was surprised to find novels (particularly those of Richardson ) a topic of conversation,
Schimmelpenninck, Mary Anne. Life of Mary Anne Schimmelpenninck. Editor Hankin, Christiana C., Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, and Roberts.
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and that (in her own judgement) Fielding and Smollett , and various...
Family and Intimate relationships May Drummond
MD 's second brother, Alexander , must be the one who was said to be the only member of her family not to oppose her becoming a Quaker preacher.
Story, Thomas.
Alexander set off in May...
Family and Intimate relationships Dorothea Du Bois
This most sensational trial of the mid-century was reported in detail by the Gentleman's Magazine the following year, and used in more or less avowed fictions by Eliza Haywood in Memoirs of an Unfortunate Young...
Family and Intimate relationships Grace Elliott
GE 's father, Scottish barrister Hugh or Hew Dalrymple , had been a lieutenant in the British army, but took up the law about the time Grissel was born. He was said to have made...
Family and Intimate relationships Elizabeth Gilding
Like her, he was a contributor to magazines: a juvenile work by him appeared in the Lady's Magazine in 1775, and he later contributed to the European and other magazines under the name of Fidelio...
Intertextuality and Influence Tabitha Tenney
With Charlotte Lennox 's The Female Quixote as starting-point, this story follows a novel-reading heroine whose response to events and people in actual life is distorted by what she reads. It seems quite likely that...
Intertextuality and Influence Catherine Hutton
Jane Oakwood says (presumably standing in for her author, as she often does) that in youth she was accused of imitating Juliet, Lady Catesby (Frances Brooke 's translation from Marie-Jeanne Riccoboni ).
Hutton, Catherine. Oakwood Hall. Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown.
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Intertextuality and Influence Tabitha Tenney
Neither the Cumberland episode, nor her father's death, nor her own serious illness brought on by grief, can change Dorcasina. She next fancies that a new servant, John Brown, is a lover in disguise. (The...
Intertextuality and Influence Ann Masterman Skinn
AMS borrows from Richardson a masquerade scene and her basic epistolary form, and radically revises a borrowing from him when her heroine stabs a would-be rapist with scissors. But her general tone and her enjoyment...
Intertextuality and Influence Harriet Martineau
Writing to Mary Russell Mitford of her hope that they might meet, HM acknowledged the influence which the spirit of your writings has had over me.
L’Estrange, Alfred Guy Kingham, editor. The Friendships of Mary Russell Mitford as Recorded in Letters from Her Literary Correspondents. Hurst and Blackett.
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Her reading included Shakespeare , Smollett ...
Intertextuality and Influence Sarah Murray
The first anecdote about the girls is sentimental in tone. The sweet and lovely Miss Menil reforms the eleven-year-old malicious telltale Miss Cummings by taking her part when she has done wrong. Miss Cummings, filled...
Intertextuality and Influence Mary Ann Radcliffe
The first elaborates the supposed history of its own production (written in Russian, translated into English, and edited by a series of writers, all said to be male). It is a novel of violent emotion...
Intertextuality and Influence Anne Grant
The day was spent travelling from Glasgow to Inveraray. The writer throws in quotations and allusions (Edward Young , the Bible, Macpherson 's Ossian and Homer 's Odyssey, Sterne and Smollett
Intertextuality and Influence Sarah Green
This preface is headed by two Latin words (one with a faulty grammatical ending) from Ovid 's description of chaos. SG slams both male and female novelists, chiefly authors of gothic or horrid novels and...
Literary responses Ann Masterman Skinn
The Critical Review dismissed the novel as nauseous and insipid, and the heroine as so inconsistent as to be incredible; its only reason for noticing it at all was to deter AMS from further publication...


1715-35: Alain-René Lesage published, in three instalments...

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Alain-René Lesage published, in three instalments of several volumes each, his immensely popular picaresquenovelGil Blas (or Histoire de Gil Blas de Santillane).

Before September 1748: Tobias Smollett published his first novel,...

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Before September 1748

Tobias Smollett published his first novel, The Adventures of Roderick Random.

By March 1751: Tobias Smollett published his novel The Adventures...

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By March 1751

Tobias Smollett published his novelThe Adventures of Peregrine Pickle.

By December 1751: The first volume of Theory and Practice of...

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By December 1751

The first volume of Theory and Practice of Midwifery by Scottish obstetrician William Smellie was published (written with help from Tobias Smollett ).

January 1756: The Critical Review, or Annals of Literature,...

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January 1756

The Critical Review, or Annals of Literature, a monthly, began publishing under the editorship of Tobias Smollett , ostensibly by a Society of Gentlemen.

By January 1758: Novelist Tobias Smollett published his Complete...

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By January 1758

Novelist Tobias Smollett published his Complete History of England.

1759-67: The British Magazine; or, Monthly Repository...

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The British Magazine; or, Monthly Repository for Gentlemen and Ladies was published in London, edited by Tobias Smollett .

January 1760-December 1761: Tobias Smollett's Sir Launcelot Greaves appeared...

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January 1760-December 1761

Tobias Smollett 's Sir Launcelot Greaves appeared over twenty-five issues of the British Magazine (beginning in the first, January 1760): this made it the first-ever serialised novel.

18 June 1771: Tobias Smollett published his last novel,...

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18 June 1771

Tobias Smollett published his last novel, The Expedition of Humphry Clinker.

1774: The British Novelist: Or, Virtue and Vice...

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The British Novelist: Or, Virtue and Vice in Miniature was published in twelve volumes of abridged texts by Sarah and Henry Fielding , Richardson , Smollett , and Lennox .

1780: James Harrison (hitherto chiefly known as...

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James Harrison (hitherto chiefly known as a music publisher) began to issue the handsomely-produced Novelists' Magazine, a weekly serial reprinting of canonical novels.


Preston, Thomas R., and Tobias Smollett. “Introduction and Notes”. The Expedition of Humphry Clinker, edited by O M Brack and O M Brack, University of Georgia Press, 1990.
Smollett, Tobias. Roderick Random. J. Osborn, 1748.