The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle

In which are included Memoirs of a Lady of Quality

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Author: Tobias Smollett
Published: 1751
Language: English
Wordcount: 317,828 / 922 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 32.8
LoC Category: PR
Audiobook: librivox.org
Downloads: 3,846
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Origin: gutenberg.org
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The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle is a picaresque novel by the Scottish author Tobias Smollett (1721 1771), first published in 1751, and revised and reissued in 1758. It is the story of the fortunes and misfortunes of the egotistical dandy Peregrine Pickle, and it provides a comic and caustic portrayal of 18th century European society. --Wikipedia

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hort, his talents were not naturally active, and there was a sort of inconsistency in his character; for, with all the desire of amassing which any citizen could possibly entertain, he was encumbered by a certain indolence and sluggishness that prevailed over every interested consideration, and even hindered him from profiting by that singleness of apprehension, and moderation of appetites, which have so frequently conduced to the acquisition of immense fortunes; qualities which he possessed in a very remarkable degree. Nature, in all probability, had mixed little or nothing inflammable in his composition; or, whatever seeds of excess she might have sown within him, were effectually stifled and destroyed by the austerity of his education.

The sallies of his youth, far from being inordinate or criminal, never exceeded the bounds of that decent jollity which an extraordinary pot, on extraordinary occasions, may be supposed to have produced in a club of sedate book-keepers, whose imaginations were neither

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