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by Alain René Le Sage, Tobias George Smollett

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Title:The adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane : translated from the French od le Sage
Authors:Alain René Le Sage
Other authors:Tobias George Smollett
Info:London : Charles Daly, [18 ?]
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Gil Blas by Alain René Le Sage (1715)


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" ... Gil Blas, and Don Quichotte which are among the best books of their class as far as I am acquainted with them." - Thomas Jefferson to Marbois, 5 Dec. 1783 [PTJ 6:373-374]
  ThomasJefferson | Jul 14, 2014 |
Un de ces livres qu'il est bon de relire après chaque invasion, après chaque trouble dans l'ordre de la morale, de la politique et du goût, pour se calmer l'humeur, pour se remettre l'esprit au point de vue et se rafraîchir le langage '. Sainte-Beuve
  PierreYvesMERCIER | Feb 19, 2012 |
A son of a stable master and a chambermaid traverses the most different social milieus at his way to the high society. Action takes place in Spain, which induced me to read this book. Later on, becoming more acquainted with France and the French literature, I understood that Lesage characterised the conditions of French political and social life.
  hbergander | Dec 12, 2011 |
From The Anatomy of Bibliomania by Holbrook Jackson.
  JamesBoswell | Oct 23, 2010 |
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Fullerton, William MortonIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
George CruickshankIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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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. He becomes a valet and, over the course of several years, is able to observe many different classes of society, both lay and clerical. Because of his occupation, he meets many disreputable people and is able to adjust to many situations, thanks to his adaptability and quick wit. 
He finally finds himself at the court as a favorite of the king and secretary to the prime minister. Working his way up though hard work and intelligence, Gil is able to retire to a castle to enjoy a fortune and a hard-earned honest life. - wiki.  

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