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The Resource The devil upon crutches, by Alain René Le Sage ; translated by Tobias Smollett ; edited by O M Brack, Jr. and Leslie A. Chilton

The devil upon crutches, by Alain René Le Sage ; translated by Tobias Smollett ; edited by O M Brack, Jr. and Leslie A. Chilton

Label
The devil upon crutches
Title
The devil upon crutches
Statement of responsibility
by Alain René Le Sage ; translated by Tobias Smollett ; edited by O M Brack, Jr. and Leslie A. Chilton
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
  • "This is the first reprinting since the eighteenth century - and the first scholarly edition - of Tobias Smollett's translation of Alain Rene Le Sage's The Devil upon Crutches. First published in France in 1707 as Le Diable boiteaux, the novel relates the picaresque wanderings of Asmodeus, a refined, likable, but decrepit devil, and Zambullo, his newfound mortal companion."
  • "After Zambullo releases Asmodeus from a bottle, the two embark on a flight above the rooftops of Madrid. Peeking into houses, prisons, palaces, and even tombs, Zambullo witnesses one incident of treachery and self-delusion after another. Smollett's superior wit and sense of irony suited him as well as translator for this novel, with its juxtaposition of realism with romance, satire with sentiment, and sexual intrigue with moral admonition."
  • "This authoritative textual edition is based on the 1759 second edition of Smollett's translation. The extensive introduction covers such topics as the original French edition; the composition, printing, and reception of Smollett's The Devil upon Crutches; and Smollett's career as a translator. Also included are a complete textual apparatus and a guide to the now-exotic pharmaceuticals and remedies one encounters in the novel."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the French
LC call number
PQ1997.D5
LC item number
E5 2005
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The works of Tobias Smollett
Label
The devil upon crutches, by Alain René Le Sage ; translated by Tobias Smollett ; edited by O M Brack, Jr. and Leslie A. Chilton
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-235) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm55671476
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxviii, 283 pages
Isbn
9780820320533
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004013914
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)55671476
Label
The devil upon crutches, by Alain René Le Sage ; translated by Tobias Smollett ; edited by O M Brack, Jr. and Leslie A. Chilton
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-235) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm55671476
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxviii, 283 pages
Isbn
9780820320533
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004013914
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)55671476

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