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Roderick is the boisterous and unprincipled hero who answers life's many misfortunes with a sledgehammer. Left penniless, he leaves his native Scotland for London and on the way meets Strap, an old schoolfellow. Together they undergo many adventures at the hands of scoundrels and rogues. Roderick qualifies as a surgeon's mate and is pressed as a common soldier on board the man-of-war Thunder. In a tale of romance as well as adventure, Roderick also finds time to fall in love.
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A tale of adventure and romance, it is written with great humour and panache. The memorable scenes on board ship, which provide an invaluable picture of the British sailor of the day, are drawn from Smollett's personal experience as a surgeon's mate in the navy.About the Author:
Tobias George Smollett (c. 1721-1771) was a Scottish author.
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Book Description Oxford University Press, 2002. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110192837168
Book Description Oxford University Press, 2002. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0192837168