Tobias Smollett Was Born on This Date

Tobias Smollett

Scottish writer Tobias Smollett born on this date in 1721. Smollett is best known for his novels The Adventures of Roderick Random and The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle, which were written in the picaresque style. The term “picaresque” comes from the word “picaro,” or “rogue.” Novels in this genre usually consist of a hero going on a series of loosely related adventures.

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