Random, Roderick

Random, Roderick

exiled for killing in a duel, goes to sea, endures shipwreck and battles, and discovers his wealthy father. [Br. Lit.: Roderick Random, Haydn & Fuller, 644]
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In 1748 Smollett published his novel Random, Roderick , a graphic account of British naval life at the time, and he also translated from the French the great picaresque romance Gil Blas.