The Expedition of Humphry Clinker by Tobias Smollett

This novel is a humorous epistolary narrative, told through a series of letters, that follows the adventures of the Bramble family as they travel throughout England and Scotland. The family's travels are filled with a variety of comical incidents, and their encounters with different people and places provide a satirical commentary on 18th century British society. The novel also explores themes of class, romance, and the contrast between city and country life.

The 847th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 438

Since this book was first published in 1771, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 438.0.

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