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Novelist’s Magazine is full of expressive, narrative engravings. I’m posting from this excellent resource over the next few weeks (maybe months: I adore these engravings). This one is found in Novelist’s Magazine, vol. 2, Containing “Solyman and Almena,” “The Vicar of Wakefield,” “Roderick Random,” “Zadig,” and “The Devil upon Two Sticks” (1780). Illustration from The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smollett, opp. p. 74.
Read more about Tobias Smollett and his writings in the following Eighteenth-Century Fiction articles, which are free to read at the journal’s online archive at Digital Commons:
Conversion, Seduction, and Medicine in Smollett’s Ferdinand Count FathomAuthor: John McAllister
The Old Order and the New Novel of the Mid-Eighteenth Century: Narrative Authority in Fielding and SmollettAuthor: John Richetti
Satiric Method and the Reader in Sir Launcelot GreavesAuthor: Daniel Punday
'Fools of Prejudice': Sympathy and National Identity in the Scottish Enlightenment and Humphry ClinkerAuthor: Evan Gottlieb

Novelist’s Magazine is full of expressive, narrative engravings. I’m posting from this excellent resource over the next few weeks (maybe months: I adore these engravings). This one is found in Novelist’s Magazine, vol. 2, Containing “Solyman and Almena,” “The Vicar of Wakefield,” “Roderick Random,” “Zadig,” and “The Devil upon Two Sticks” (1780). Illustration from The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smollett, opp. p. 74.

Read more about Tobias Smollett and his writings in the following Eighteenth-Century Fiction articles, which are free to read at the journal’s online archive at Digital Commons:

Conversion, Seduction, and Medicine in Smollett’s Ferdinand Count Fathom
Author: John McAllister

The Old Order and the New Novel of the Mid-Eighteenth Century: Narrative Authority in Fielding and Smollett
Author: John Richetti

Satiric Method and the Reader in Sir Launcelot Greaves
Author: Daniel Punday

'Fools of Prejudice': Sympathy and National Identity in the Scottish Enlightenment and Humphry Clinker
Author: Evan Gottlieb

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Posting expressive, narrative engravings from Novelist’s Magazine over the next few weeks. This one is found in Novelist’s Magazine, vol. 2, Containing “Solyman and Almena,” “The Vicar of Wakefield,” “Roderick Random,” “Zadig,” and “The Devil upon Two Sticks” (1780). Illustration from The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smollett, opp. p. 36.
Read more about Tobias Smollett and his writings in the following Eighteenth-Century Fiction articles: free to read at the journal’s online archive at Digital Commons
The (Non)Sense of an Ending: Subversive Allusion and Thematic Discontent in Roderick RandomAuthor: Raymond Stephanson

Tobias Smollett, Anthony Walker, and the First Illustrated Serial Novel in EnglishAuthor: Robert Folkenflik
Fathoming Intelligence: The ‘Impartial’ Novelist and the Passion for News in Tobias Smollett’s Ferdinand Count FathomAuthor: Lee F. Kahan

'The Tinsel of the Times': Smollett's Argument against Conspicuous Consumption in Humphry ClinkerAuthor: Susan L. Jacobsen

Posting expressive, narrative engravings from Novelist’s Magazine over the next few weeks. This one is found in Novelist’s Magazine, vol. 2, Containing “Solyman and Almena,” “The Vicar of Wakefield,” “Roderick Random,” “Zadig,” and “The Devil upon Two Sticks” (1780). Illustration from The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smollett, opp. p. 36.

Read more about Tobias Smollett and his writings in the following Eighteenth-Century Fiction articles: free to read at the journal’s online archive at Digital Commons

The (Non)Sense of an Ending: Subversive Allusion and Thematic Discontent in Roderick Random
Author: Raymond Stephanson

'The Tinsel of the Times': Smollett's Argument against Conspicuous Consumption in Humphry Clinker
Author: Susan L. Jacobsen

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A View of the City of Carlisle” from Tobias Smollett, The Present State of All Nations, Containing a Geographical, Natural, Commercial, and Political History of All the Countries in the Known World (London, 1768), opp. 282; and “A View of Glasgow”, opp. 103. [An ambitious tome!]

For more on Tobias Smollett and his literary efforts, read the following Eighteenth-Century Fiction articles [free to read on the journal’s archive at Digital Commons]:

"Fools of Prejudice": Sympathy and National Identity in the Scottish Enlightenment and Humphry Clinker
Author: Evan Gottlieb

Tobias Smollett, Anthony Walker, and the First Illustrated Serial Novel in English
Author: Robert Folkenflik

Fathoming Intelligence: The ‘Impartial’ Novelist and the Passion for News in Tobias Smollett’s Ferdinand Count Fathom
Author: Lee F. Kahan

"The Tinsel of the Times": Smollett’s Argument against Conspicuous Consumption in Humphry Clinker
Author: Susan L. Jacobsen

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"The Conjuror" illustration for Launcelot Greaves by Tobias Smollett, published in Novelist’s Magazine 1782, vol. 9, plate 10 (engr. Grignion, after Stothard). The details in this engraving are magnificent, including the reptiles and skinned cat hanging from the ceiling, the skull and crossbones peeking out from behind the customer’s knee, and that dangerous-looking hole in the floorboards in the foreground. I always enjoy the style and details of an illustration by Thomas Stothard (1755-1834).
To learn more about Tobias Smollett’s novels, read the following Eighteenth-Century Fiction articles: “Satiric Method and the Reader in Sir Launcelot Greaves,” by Daniel Punday;  “Fathoming Intelligence: The ‘Impartial’ Novelist and the Passion for News in Tobias Smollett’s Ferdinand Count Fathom,” by Lee F. Kahan; “’About savages and the awfulness of America’: Colonial Corruptions in Humphry Clinker,” by Tara Ghoshal Wallace; “’Fools of Prejudice’: Sympathy and National Identity in the Scottish Enlightenment and Humphry Clinker,” by Evan Gottlieb; “'The Muses O’lio’: Satire, Food, and Tobias Smollett’s The Expedition of Humphry Clinker,” by Nicholas D. Smith; “Tobias Smollett, Anthony Walker, and the First Illustrated Serial Novel in English,” by Robert Folkenflik; and many others at the journal ARCHIVE, enter the search term “Tobias Smollett”.

"The Conjuror" illustration for Launcelot Greaves by Tobias Smollett, published in Novelist’s Magazine 1782, vol. 9, plate 10 (engr. Grignion, after Stothard). The details in this engraving are magnificent, including the reptiles and skinned cat hanging from the ceiling, the skull and crossbones peeking out from behind the customer’s knee, and that dangerous-looking hole in the floorboards in the foreground. I always enjoy the style and details of an illustration by Thomas Stothard (1755-1834).

To learn more about Tobias Smollett’s novels, read the following Eighteenth-Century Fiction articles: “Satiric Method and the Reader in Sir Launcelot Greaves,” by Daniel Punday; Fathoming Intelligence: The ‘Impartial’ Novelist and the Passion for News in Tobias Smollett’s Ferdinand Count Fathom,” by Lee F. Kahan; “’About savages and the awfulness of America’: Colonial Corruptions in Humphry Clinker,” by Tara Ghoshal Wallace; “’Fools of Prejudice’: Sympathy and National Identity in the Scottish Enlightenment and Humphry Clinker,” by Evan Gottlieb; “'The Muses O’lio’: Satire, Food, and Tobias Smollett’s The Expedition of Humphry Clinker,” by Nicholas D. Smith; “Tobias Smollett, Anthony Walker, and the First Illustrated Serial Novel in English,” by Robert Folkenflik; and many others at the journal ARCHIVE, enter the search term “Tobias Smollett”.

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