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

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Rowman & Littlefield, Jan 1, 2003 - Literary Criticism - 335 pages
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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.
  

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\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.

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