Modern Chivalry: Containing the Adventures of Captain John Farrago and Teague O'Reagan, His Servant (Masterworks of Literature)

Modern Chivalry: Containing the Adventures of Captain John Farrago and Teague O'Reagan, His Servant (Masterworks of Literature)

By: Hugh Henry Brackenridge (author), Lewis Leary (editor)Paperback

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Description

Like Don Quixote, Sterne's Tristram Shandy, and Fielding's Tom Jones, Modern Chivalry is a tale of adventuring, episodic and exciting. Despite the author's European inspirations, it is a distinctively American book, not just because of its homespun, native characters and slapstick humor, but also because it is a narrative of journeying and questing. As it follows Captain Farrago and his sidekick on their travels, the book's premise becomes clear-that democracy as practiced in America is valuable and worthy, but that it is subject to malfunctions when tinkered with by unfit men.

About Author

Hugh Henry Brackenridge (1748-1816) was a self made man, a very model of the versitile early American-lawyer, politician, editor, teacher, essayist, preacher, and novelist. Modern Chivalry is his best known work.

Contents

Chapter 1 Editor's Introduction Chapter 2 A Note on the Text Chapter 3 Volume I Chapter 4 Volume II Chapter 5 Volume III Chapter 6 Volume IV

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780742534032
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 336
  • ID: 9780742534032
  • weight: 426
  • ISBN10: 0742534030

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