Expedition of Humphry Clinker

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A novel by T. Smollett, published 1771.

The mellowest and most accomplished of Smollett's works. it is epistolary in form, and relates the adventures of Matthew Bramble's family party as they travel through England and Scotland. The party consists of Bramble himself, an outwardly misanthropical but really kind‐hearted old valetudinarian bachelor; his sister Tabitha, a virago bent on matrimony; his nephew Jery, an amiable young spark, and his sister Lydia; Mrs Winifred Jenkins, the maid; and Humphry Clinker, a ragged ostler whom they pick up en route as postilion, and who turns out a creature of much resource and devotion.

Subjects: Literature.

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