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Adventures of a Corkscrew

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[found in the anonymous 18th/19th-century section of Robarts Library, University of Toronto. Bibliographic details verified with British Library catalogue].
170 pages
Published 1775 by London : T. Bell
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The picaresque adventures of a corkscrew, of course - no guiding plan here, except the need to alight on certain topics ripe for satire - the gambler, the corrupt bishop, the loose woman. The story-telling is in that curiously flat eighteenth-century style, which seems to assume that the mere retailing of a plot is enough ot provoke emotional response. The ending, of course, comes abruptly, and the cork-screw has had no effect on any of the lives he passes through - these refinements of plotting ...more
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