The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom

The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom

Tobias Smollett Paul-Gabriel Bouce / Sep 21, 2019

The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom Smollett was a man of letters in the fullest sense Trained as a physician he was not only a novelist but also a playwright poet journalist historian travel writer critic translator and ed

  • Title: The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom
  • Author: Tobias Smollett Paul-Gabriel Bouce
  • ISBN: 9780140433074
  • Page: 207
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1753 Smollett was a man of letters in the fullest sense Trained as a physician, he was not only a novelist but also a playwright, poet, journalist, historian, travel writer, critic, translator, and editor The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom is Smollett s third novel The book leads the reader through the life and adventures of the villainous dandy, Ferdinand, Count1753 Smollett was a man of letters in the fullest sense Trained as a physician, he was not only a novelist but also a playwright, poet, journalist, historian, travel writer, critic, translator, and editor The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom is Smollett s third novel The book leads the reader through the life and adventures of the villainous dandy, Ferdinand, Count Fathom See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.

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      • Tobias Smollett Paul-Gabriel Bouce

        Tobias George Smollett was born in Dalquhurn, now part of Renton, Scotland, to a prosperous family and educated at the University of Glasgow, where he studied to be a physician Later he joined the British Royal Navy as a surgeon s mate He was present at the disastrous battle against the Spanish at Cartagena in 1741.He married a British woman Anne Lascelles, in Jamaica, 1747,and settled in England In London, as a writer, he became successful The Adventures of Roderick Random 1748 , a picaresque novel like most of his books made him a well known author It was followed by The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle in 1751 But the failure of The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom 1753 caused financial difficulties for him Publishing The Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves 1762 didn t help.Writing poems, plays, travel and history books, essays, satires, doing translations and even becoming a literary critic and magazine editor, Dr Smollett struggled all his short life against poverty, he traveled to Italy, to regain his health, but died of tuberculosis near Livorno, in 1771 Ironically finishing his masterpiece, The Expedition of Humphry Clinker, a few months before his death.Charles Dickens was a great admirer of Tobias Smollett, even visiting his gravesite.


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    1. The hero or antihero, as some harsh readers might say, of our story Count Fathom; travels with his mother an angel of mercy and camp follower.She kindly puts wounded soldiers out of their misery ,with a sharp knife(don't call it murder!), and picks up a few trinkets from the deceased.The mother's great work is stopped, by a villain shooting her. A generous German officer takes the nine year old future count and raises the boy. Our hero later pays back his benefactor, by removing some items from [...]


    2. ‘Ferdinand Count Fathom’ was the first book in which Smollett relied on invention rather than experience. The upside of this is that he creates a series of incidents which intriguingly prefigure the Gothic style of a later era; the downside is that the book is simply not very good, despite a strong opening chapter and some fine creepy moments.As a book, ‘Fathom’ is almost entirely cynical. Its protagonist (who is certainly no hero) has almost no redeeming features. Unfortunately, this do [...]



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