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The Resource The adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane, by Alain René Le Sage ; translated by Tobias Smollett ; edited by O M Brack, Jr. and Leslie A. Chilton

The adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane, by Alain René Le Sage ; translated by Tobias Smollett ; edited by O M Brack, Jr. and Leslie A. Chilton

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The adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane
Title
The adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane
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by Alain René Le Sage ; translated by Tobias Smollett ; edited by O M Brack, Jr. and Leslie A. Chilton
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
  • Tobias Smollett, in the preface to his first novel, The Adventures of Roderick Random (1748), acknowledges the influence of Alain Rene Le Sage's L'Histoire de Gil Blas de Santillane (1715-35 in four volumes) on his work. By far the most successful of "useful and entertaining" romances, Gil Blas, Smollett writes, describes "the knavery and foibles of life, with infinite humour and sagacity." "The following sheets," he adds significantly, "I have modeled on his plan."
  • Smollett's translation of Gil Blas appeared nine months after the publication of Roderick Random. This chronicle of a merry, philosophical young man whose adventures lead him into all levels of society from the highest to the lowest presents special problems for a translator. Smollett, without always adhering to the literal expression of the novel's language, is true to its style, spirit, and ideas. After two and a half centuries, his remains the finest translation of this humorous, satiric, and classic French novel
  • In his early years in London, Smollett struggled to find a way to distinguish himself through his medical practice, medical writings, poetry, and plays. None of these attempts, however, allowed him to demonstrate the full range of his personality and talents. Only when he combined his own boundless imagination with the skills he had learned from translating Gil Blas was he able to create energetic narratives filled with vivid and original characters
  • The Works of Tobias Smollett Alexander Pettit, General Editor Om Brack, Jr., Textual Editor
  • Novelist, playwright, journalist, historian, travel writer, critic, translator, editor, and compiler, Tobias Smollett (1721-71) was an eighteenth--century man of letters in the fullest sense of the phrase. Though his writing has been variously gathered together over the last two centuries, no definitive scholarly edition of Smollett's works has ever been published. The Georgia edition, though not a complete collection, includes all of those writings by which Smollett was best known in his own time and by which he is best remembered in ours
  • Prepared by a distinguished group of scholars, the edition conforms to the highest standards of excellence in historical and textual scholarship. Each volume provides an authoritative text, a substantial historical and critical introduction, and extensive explanatory notes. --Book Jacket
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1668-1747
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Le Sage, Alain René
Dewey number
823/.6
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ1997.D5
LC item number
H5713 2011
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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1721-1771
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  • Smollett, T.
  • Brack, O. M
  • Chilton, Leslie A
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The works of Tobias Smollett
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  • Great Britain
  • Aristocracy (Social class) in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • FICTION
  • Aristocracy (Social class) in literature
  • Social conditions
  • Great Britain
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The adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane, by Alain René Le Sage ; translated by Tobias Smollett ; edited by O M Brack, Jr. and Leslie A. Chilton
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane
  • Notes to the Text
  • Textual Commentary
  • List of Emendations
  • Textual Notes
  • Word-Division
  • Historical Collation
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9780191861758
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Label
The adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane, by Alain René Le Sage ; translated by Tobias Smollett ; edited by O M Brack, Jr. and Leslie A. Chilton
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane
  • Notes to the Text
  • Textual Commentary
  • List of Emendations
  • Textual Notes
  • Word-Division
  • Historical Collation
Control code
700071559
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxix, 698 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191861758
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt3q48gx
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)700071559

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