Título: The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle, in which...
Editorial: C. Cooke (1795), London
Año de publicación: 1795
Ilustrador: Illustrated by R. Corbould
Condición del libro: Very Good
Condición de la sobrecubierta: No Dust Jacket
Edición: First Edition. 1.
Original full-calf, spines in six compartments separated by gilt borders, gilt lettering on red labels in one compartment. Illustrated with nine full-page copper-plate engravings. Dr. Smollett first published Peregrine Pickle in 1751, and revised and reissued it in 1758. It is the story of the fortunes and misfortunes of the egotistical dandy Peregrine Pickle, and it provides a comic and caustic portrayal of 18th century European society. At the beginning of the novel Peregrine is a young country gentleman. Rejected by his cruel mother, ignored by his indifferent father and hated by his degenerate brother, he is raised by Commodore Hawser Trunnion who is greatly attached to the boy. Peregrine's upbringing, education at Oxford, journey to France, his debauchery, bankruptcy, jailing at the Fleet, unexpected succeeding to the fortune of his father, his final repentance and marriage to his beloved Emilia all provide scope for Smollett's satire on human cruelty, stupidity and greed. The novel is written as a series of adventures, with every chapter typically describing a new adventure. There is also a very long independent story, "The Memoirs of a Lady of Quality", written by Frances Vane, Viscountess Vane, inside the novel. . Hinges professionally reinforced, spines darkened, former owner's signature and date on each fep (John Gray, 1795), text blocks tight and square. A handsome set. VERY GOOD. . Engravings. 24mo 5" - 6" tall. 216; 242; 234; 245 pp. N° de ref. de la librería 15937
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