Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in the 18th century?
In The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle by Tobias Smollett, you can experience just that! The novel tells the story of Peregrine Pickle, a young man who embarks on a journey through Europe and experiences both good and bad luck along the way. The novel was first published in 1751 and revised and published again in 1758.
Peregrines journey through Europe, his many debaucheries, and his final repentance all provide scope for Smollett?s satire on human cruelty, stupidity, and greed. The novel is a picaresque novel which means it follows the adventures of a rogue hero. It is also considered one of Smollett?s most popular works.