7 edition of The adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom found in the catalog.
Bibliography: p. 508-511
|Statement||Tobias Smollett ; edited with an introduction and notes by Paul-Gabriel Boucé|
|Series||Penguin classics, Penguin classics|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||511 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||511|
|LC Control Number||90009486|
Unsuccessful, he obtained a commission as a naval surgeon on HMS Chichester and travelled to Jamaica, where he settled down for several years. If the other editors of separate volumes in the series but match Beasley's work with. Indeed, she never appeared without a numerous train of admirers; and though we had bred her up in that freedom of conversation and intercourse which holds a middle s. It is impossible to imagine anything superseding it for many years to come.
Then repairing to the house of an apothecary who was devoted to my service, communicated my intention, which he durst not condemn, and could not reveal, without breaking the oath of secrecy I had imposed; and he furnished me with two vials of poison for the dismal catastrophe I had planned. It was not always thus. In eighteenth-century Britain, as the market for print expanded, with more readers and writers and more books than ever before, a new generation of critics emerged to hold the gate against unlettered barbarians. The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom - novelonlinefull.
The introduction defines the place of this novel in Smollett's whole career. This individuality—the peculiar spirit of the author which can be felt rather than described—is present in the dedication of Fathom to Doctor ———, who is no other than Smollett himself, and a candid revelation of his character, by the way, this dedication contains. Why did nature debase such a masterpiece with the mixture of an alloy, which hath involved herself and her whole family in perdition? Behold how the drops trickle down my forehead; this agony is a fierce and familiar visitant; I shall banish it anon.
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The duenna, thus authorised, employed her sagacity with such success, that I had reason to suspect the German of a design upon the heart of Serafina; but, as the presumptions did not amount to conviction, I contented myself with exiling him from my house, under the pretext of having discovered that he was an enemy to the Catholic church; and forthwith appointed a day for the celebration of my daughter's marriage with Don Manuel de Mendoza.
But this disorder did not turn to my prejudice in the opinion of that lovely creature, who has often told me in the sequel, that she gave herself credit for that perplexity in my behaviour, and that I never appeared more worthy of her regard and affection than at that juncture, when my dress was discomposed, and my whole person disfigured by the toils and duty of the preceding day; for this very dishabille presented itself to her reflection as the immediate effect of that very merit by which I was ent.
O my friend!
I was so much affected by this insinuation, which seemed at once to blast all my hopes of love and happiness, that the blood forsook my face; I was seized with an universal trepidation, and even obliged to retire, on pretence of being suddenly taken ill. Notwithstanding the fatigues I had undergone in the field, I closed not an eye until I arrived at the gate of Gonzales, being determined to precede the report of the battle, that Madame d'Orgullo might not be alarmed for the life of her husband.
I summoned my pride, my resentment, to my a. I could not help shivering with fearful presages upon this occasion, and even abhorring the person to whose duty and zeal I was beholden for the intelligence, even while I endeavoured to persuade myself that the inquiry would end in the detection of some paltry intrigue between the maid and her own gallant.
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Commissary Smollett, and resumed her maiden name of Smollett in Having completed my vengeance, I retired into my closet, and, furnishing myself with some ready money and jewels of considerable value, went into the stable, saddled my favourite steed, which I instantly mounted, and, before the tumults of my breast subsided, found myself at the town of St.
Indeed, all major libraries will want to subscribe to the entire edition. First published inFerdinand Count Fathom is an experimental work that explores the relations between history and fiction and introduces, for the first time in the English novel, episodes of Gothic melodrama.
Both parties were probably afraid of such expostulation. And yet, in a way, Fathom displays more invention than any of the author's novels; it is based far less than any other on personal experience.
Her voice was enchantingly sweet, and she touched the lute with the most ravishing dexterity. If the other editors of separate volumes in the series but match Beasley's work with Fathom, the whole project has been well worth the long wait.
I immediately imputed this dishonourable charge to the evil offices of some villain, who had basely taken the advantage of my deplorable situation, and I was inflamed, inspirited with the desire of vindicating my fame, and revenging the injury.
Whatever interest I have at court shall be employed in your behalf; and I have other designs in your favour, which shall be disclosed in due season. As I grudged no pains and expense in perfecting the education of Serafina, my doors were open to every person who made an extraordinary figure in the profession of those amusing sciences in which she delighted.
And as the pages of the Review attest, targets abounded — many more, in fact, than Smollett alone could aim at, so others pitched in: Samuel Johnson, David Hume, and Oliver Goldsmith, to name a few.
Such was the fate of Antonia and Serafina; these hands were the instruments that deprived them of life, these eyes beheld them the richest prize that death had ever won. Among other preceptors, it was her fate to be under the instruction of a cursed German, who, though his profession was drawing, understood the elements and theory of music, possessed a large fund of learning and taste, and was a person remarkable for his agreeable conversation.
The honour of my family is vindicated; though by a sacrifice which hath robbed me of everything else that is valuable in life, and ruined my peace past all redemption.Ferdinand Count Fathom Childermass Ferdinand Count Fathom Childermass is the brother of Professor Roderick Childermass (The Chessmen of Doom; 6).
Nothing but his name is ever mentioned and therefore he is presumed deceased. While the professor does attend one of his brother's funerals in Springfield, Massachusetts (The Mummy, the Will, and the Crypt; ), it is never made clear whose.
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COMPLETE IN TWO PARTS; PART I. With the Author’s Preface, and an Introduction by G. H. Maynadier, Ph.D. Department of English, Harvard University. The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom is a novel by Tobias Smollett first published in It was Smollett's third novel and met with less success than his two previous more picaresque tales.
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