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History and Adventures of an Atom
In The History and Adventures of an Atom, a London haberdasher relates extraordinary tales of ancient Japan as dictated to him by an omniscient atom that has lived within the bodies of great figures of state. Intended for the instruction of the British ministers, the work is a savage allegory of England during the Seven Years' War (1756-1763), draping kings and politicians ...more
Paperback, 360 pages
Published January 1st 2000 by University of Georgia Press
(first published 1769)
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This book ostensibly about ancient Japan in the 8th Century but in reality , The Seven Year War 1756-1763, in Europe and around the world.Which by the way began unofficially in America, by George Washington, in 1754(The French and Indian War).Names and places were changed by Dr.Tobias Smollett to save himself,he was afraid of going to jail again, for libel.When an invisible atom begins talking to Nathaniel Peacock, a haberdasher ,you can imagine the hat salesman is a little scared and thinks he' ...more
Tobias George Smollett was born in Dalquhurn, now part of Renton, Scotland, to a prosperous family and educated at the University of Glasgow, where he studied to be a physician. Later he joined the British Royal Navy as a surgeon's mate. He was present at the disastrous battle of Cartagena, in 1741, against the Spanish. He married a British woman Anne Lascelles, in Jamaica, 1747,and returned to En ...moreMore about Tobias Smollett...