The Adventures of Roderick Random

10 best books like The Adventures of Roderick Random (Tobias Smollett): The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, The Hand of Ethelberta, Clarissa, or, the History of a Young Lady, Roxana, A Sentimental Journey, The Female Quixote, Camilla, Belinda, The Man of Feeling, Love in Excess

The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling
AuthorHenry Fielding
ISBN0140436227
A foundling of mysterious parentage brought up by Mr. Allworthy on his country estate, Tom Jones is deeply in love with the seemingly unattainable Sophia Western, the beautiful daughter of the neighboring squire—though he sometimes succumbs to the charms of the local girls. When Tom is banished...
AuthorThomas Hardy
ISBN0140435026
Adventuress and opportunist, Ethelberta reinvents herself to disguise her humble origins, launching a brilliant career as a society poet in London with her family acting incognito as her servants. Turning the male-dominated literary world to her advantage, she happily exploits the attentions...
AuthorSamuel Richardson
ISBN0140432159
Pressured by her unscrupulous family to marry a wealthy man she detests, the young Clarissa Harlowe is tricked into fleeing with the witty and debonair Robert Lovelace and places herself under his protection. Lovelace, however, proves himself to be an untrustworthy rake whose vague promises of marriage...
AuthorDaniel Defoe
ISBN0192834592
Roxana (1724), Defoe's last and darkest novel, is the autobiography of a woman who has traded her virtue, at first for survival, and then for fame and fortune. Its narrator tells the story of her own 'wicked' life as the mistress of rich and powerful men. A resourceful adventuress, she is also an unforgiving...
AuthorLaurence Sterne
ISBN0140437797
A furiously witty response to Tobias Smollett's curmudgeonly 'Travels through France and Italy', Laurence Sterne's A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy became a hugely influential work of travel writing in its own right. This Penguin Classics edition includes an introduction and notes...
AuthorCharlotte Lennox
ISBN0192835726
The Female Quixote, a vivacious and ironical novel parodying the style of Cervantes, portrays Arabella, the beautiful daughter of a marquis, whose passion for reading romances colors her approach to her own life and causes many comical and melodramatic misunderstandings among her relatives and...
AuthorFanny Burney
First published in 1796, Camilla deals with the matrimonial concerns of a group of young people - Camilla Tyrold and her sisters, the daughters of a country parson, and their cousin Indiana Lynmere-and, in particular, with the love affair between Camilla herself and her eligible suitor, Edgar Mandlebert....
Belinda
AuthorMaria Edgeworth
ISBN0192837095
The lively comedy of this novel in which a young woman comes of age amid the distractions and temptations of London high society belies the challenges it poses to the conventions of courtship, the dependence of women, and the limitations of domesticity. Contending with the perils and the varied cast...
AuthorHenry MacKenzie
ISBN0192840320
Mackenzie's hugely popular novel of 1771 is the foremost work of the sentimental movement, in which sentiment and sensibility were allied with true virtue, and sensitivity is the mark of the man of feeling. The hero, Harley, is followed in a series of episodes demonstrating his benevolence in an uncaring...
AuthorEliza Fowler Haywood
ISBN1551113678
Panting and misspelled, Love in Excess is easy to roll your eyes at. But I think it deserves more. It was a blockbuster smash when it was published in 1720, as popular as Robinson Crusoe. It influenced Samuel Richardson and it's much more fun than his work. It was written by a woman and shows women who have...
AuthorElizabeth Inchbald
When Miss Milner announces her passion for her guardian, a Catholic priest, she breaks through the double barrier of his religious vocation and 18th-century British society's standards of proper womanly behavior. Like other women writers of her time, Elizabeth Inchbald concentrates on the question...
East Lynne
AuthorMrs. Henry Wood
ISBN0192804626
When the aristocratic Lady Isabel abandons her husband and children for her wicked seducer, more is at stake than moral retribution.

Ellen Wood played upon the anxieties of the Victorian middle classes who feared a breakdown of the social order as divorce became more readily available and...
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