The Adventures Of Ferdinand Count Fathom by Tobias Smollett

This novel follows the life and misadventures of the titular character, a cunning and unscrupulous man who travels across Europe exploiting and manipulating everyone he encounters. Born to obscure origins, he rises through society using deceit and fraud, embodying the picaresque hero with a dark twist. The narrative, rich in satire, explores themes of morality, vice, and the nature of human deceit, offering a biting critique of eighteenth-century European society. Through a series of increasingly audacious schemes, the protagonist navigates the complexities of love, betrayal, and ambition, ultimately providing a deep commentary on the human condition and the societal norms of the time.

The 4170th greatest book of all time


Published
1753
Nationality
British
Type
Fiction
Pages
Unknown
Words
Unknown
Original Language
English

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