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Tobias Smollett
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Born in Leven, Fife
Born on 19th of March 1721
Died on 17th of September 1771

1721 - 1771. Scottish novelist.


Educated at Glasgow University, took degree in medicine. Moved to London. First novels were Roderick Random (1748) and Peregrine Pickle (1751). Imprisoned for libel in 1760. Wrote History of England (3 volumes, 1757-58). Travelled abroad for health reasons writing Travels in France and Italy (1766).

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