|Other titles||Gil Blas|
|Contributions||Smollett, Tobias George, 1721-1771,|
|LC Classifications||PQ1997 G6 E5 1819|
Gils Blas recounts the education and swashbuckling adventures of an adaptable young valet as he progresses from one master to the next, making his way from naive youth to cunning servant to landed proprietor and nobleman--with a stint in jail, bereavements, and fits of remorse along the way.5/5(1). The Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane The Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane Tobias Smollett, in the preface to his first novel, The Adventures of Roderick Random (), acknowledges the influence of Alain René Le Sage's L'Histoire de Gil Blas de Santillane ( in four volumes) on his work. Gil Blas is born in misery to a stablehand and a chambermaid of Santillana in Cantabria, and is educated by his uncle. He leaves Oviedo at the age of seventeen to attend the University of Salamanca. His bright future is suddenly interrupted when he is forced to help robbers along the route and is faced with jail. The Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane, Volume 1 The Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane, Alain René Le Sage: Translated by: Tobias Smollett: Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company, Export Citation: BiBTeX EndNote RefMan.
Adventures of Gil Blas De Santillana, Translated By Tobias Smollett, with an Introduction and Notes By James Fitzmaurice-Kelly, The. Lesage, Alain-Rene. Published by Henry Frowde, London (). Tobias Smollett, in the preface to his first novel, The Adventures of Roderick Random (), acknowledges the influence of Alain René Le Sage’s L’Histoire de Gil Blas de Santillane (–35 in four volumes) on his work. By far the most successful of “useful. Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane, translated from the French, [The "Chandos Classics" No. 50] Le Sage, Alain Rene Published by Published by Frederic Warne And Co., London & New York no date given  (). First published in French in , Gil Blas follows in the great tradition of Cervantes and presages works such as Tom Jones and Roderick Random. It earned Le Sage notice as “a great master of French style, the greatest unquestionably between the classics of the 17th century and the classics of .
Tobias Smollett, in the preface to his first novel, The Adventures of Roderick Random (), acknowledges the influence of Alain René Le Sage's L'Histoire de Gil Blas de Santillane ( in four volumes) on his work. By far the most successful of "useful and entertaining" romances, Smollett writes, Gil Blas describes "the knavery and foibles of life, with infinite humour and sagacity.". The success with which Lesage has introduced into Gil Blas virtually every form of human character, all sorts and conditions of men, is one of the miracles of literary art. The purely traditional picaro types, the vagabond and the beggar, the unscrupulous highwayman and the cut-throat, have, after all, comparatively small importance in the. Gil Blas, in full Histoire de Gil Blas de Santillane, picaresque novel by Alain-René Lesage, published in four volumes—the first two in , the third in , and the fourth in Considered one of literature’s first realistic novels, Gil Blas takes an ordinary man through a series of adventures in high and low society. The work helped to popularize the picaresque novel, which was already widespread in . GIL BLAS in the author's interests and curiosities during the period reaching from his forty- seventh to his sixty-seventh year. The gaiety of the six books of the first part is to be contrasted with the soberer, more reflective spirit of the tale as it Size: 2MB.