'an Honest Scar Received in the Service of My Country': Lismahago's Colonial Perspective in Humphry Clinker.

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
James E. Evans, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: When Matthew Bramble's expedition reaches Durham, his family encounters a character introduced as "a tall, meagure figure answering, with his horse, the description of Don Quixote mounted on Rozinante. While Lieutenant Obadiah Lismahago may appear quixotic, his formative experience has not been imagined chivalric adventures, but military combat in the North American colonies. Wounded in battle and confined to a French hospital, he was later captured by the Miamis. the "out-lines of Mr. Lismahago's history" (189), as Smollett calls the oral account reported by Jerry Melford in his letter of July 13, resemble some conventions of the contemporary non-fiction genre known as the captivity narrative.

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Language: English
Date: 2000
Durham north carolina, humphry clinker, literature, literary analysis, captivity narrative

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