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- DescriptionFirst published in 1772, The Spiritual Quixote is a good-humoured satire upon Methodism, written by Reverend Richard Graves, an Anglican clergyman who drew heavily upon his personal experiences and acquaintances as inspiration for this clever and highly amusing vel. Also kwn as The Summer's Ramble of Mr Geoffrey Wildgoose, The Spiritual Quixote follows the religious and romantic adventures of its hero, a young Oxford man, who, living in retirement with his mother in the country, decides to become an evangelist, although mainly from the lack of any other more interesting occupation. Widely ackwledged as one of the best 'Quixote' vels of its time, written in imitation of the style of Cervantes' original, though on original and independent lines, The Spiritual Quixote is an engaging narrative that t only gently ridicules the vagaries of Methodism, but also tells an enjoyable tale of comic romance.
- Author BiographyRichard Graves (1715-1804) was an eighteenth-century English novelist and country cleric. The second son of a landed gentry family, he became a Fellow of All Souls' College, Oxford, but lost this position after the discovery of his secret marriage to Lucy Bartholomew. He eventually found a living as rector of Claverton, near Bath, where he settled with his family for the next fifty years. He is best known for The Spiritual Quixote, which satirised the Methodist revival.
- Author(s)Richard Graves
- PublisherThe History Press Ltd
- Date of Publication01/11/2007
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationStroud
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintNonsuch Publishing
- Weight460 g
- Width124 mm
- Height168 mm
- Spine10 mm
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