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Author Le Sage, Alain René, 1668-1747.
Title Diable boiteux. English
The devil upon crutches / by Alain René Le Sage ; translated by Tobias Smollett ; edited by O M Brack, Jr. and Leslie A. Chilton.
Imprint Athens : University of Georgia Press, 2005.

Author Le Sage, Alain René, 1668-1747.
Series The works of Tobias Smollett
Smollett, T. (Tobias), 1721-1771. Works. 1988.
Subject French literature.
Devil -- Fiction.
Literature -- Translations into English.
Madrid (Spain) -- Fiction.
Alt Name Brack, O M, Jr., 1938-2012.
Chilton, Leslie A.
Description 1 online resource (xxviii, 283 pages) : illustrations.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages [209]-235) and index.
Note Translated from the French.
Summary "This is the first reprinting since the eighteenth century - and the first scholarly edition - of Tobias Smollett's translation of Alain Rene Le Sage's The Devil upon Crutches. First published in France in 1707 as Le Diable boiteaux, the novel relates the picaresque wanderings of Asmodeus, a refined, likable, but decrepit devil, and Zambullo, his newfound mortal companion.".
"After Zambullo releases Asmodeus from a bottle, the two embark on a flight above the rooftops of Madrid. Peeking into houses, prisons, palaces, and even tombs, Zambullo witnesses one incident of treachery and self-delusion after another. Smollett's superior wit and sense of irony suited him as well as translator for this novel, with its juxtaposition of realism with romance, satire with sentiment, and sexual intrigue with moral admonition.".
"This authoritative textual edition is based on the 1759 second edition of Smollett's translation. The extensive introduction covers such topics as the original French edition; the composition, printing, and reception of Smollett's The Devil upon Crutches; and Smollett's career as a translator. Also included are a complete textual apparatus and a guide to the now-exotic pharmaceuticals and remedies one encounters in the novel."--BOOK JACKET.
Note Description based on print version record.
ISBN 9780820346441 (electronic bk.)
0820346446 (electronic bk.)
1306269334 (electronic bk.)
9781306269339 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 867049766
Additional Format Print version: Le Sage, Alain René, 1668-1747. Diable boiteux. English. Devil upon crutches 0820320536 (DLC) 2004013914 (OCoLC)55671476

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