Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a villainous dandy who cheats, swindles and philanders his way across Europe and England with little concern for the law or the welfare of others? If so, then you might want to read Tobias Smollett?s novel, The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom. The novel was first published in 1753 and is Smollett?s third novel. The central character is Ferdinand Count Fathom, a villainous dandy who cheats, swindles and philanders his way across Europe and England with little concern for the law or the welfare of others.
The novel is a classic tale of moral ambiguity and a tale of revenge. It tells the story of a young man, Ferdinand Count Fathom, who is born into a noble family but abandoned at a young age. He is constantly on the move as his reputation and wronged women and friends soon discover that they have been had by a manipulative scoundrel. Unlike other notable villains, Fathom lacks even the slimmest of humanity.
If you?re looking for a novel that will keep you on your toes with its twists and turns, then The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom might be just what you?re looking for.