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BYU Studies Quarterly

BYU Studies Quarterly

Authors

Byron Gassman

Abstract

Tobias Smollett's Expedition of Humphry Clinker provides a vivid and perceptive view of eighteenth-century Scotland and England. Written as a series of letters from a Welshman travelling through Scotland and Ireland, Humphry Clinker reveals Smollett's unease over the political and economic changes in English society. Smollett's religious commentary, although less central than his political commentary, is no less valuable. Smollett's satirical treatment of both the Anglican clergy and the Methodist movement gives modern readers a glimpse of a segment of religious thought in his time.

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