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by Robert Smith Surtees

eBook Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour (The World's Classics) ePub
Author: Robert Smith Surtees
Language: English
ISBN: 0192815210
ISBN13: 978-0192815217
Publisher: Oxford University Press; Reprint edition (August 26, 1982)
Pages: 526
Category: Literary
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 191
Formats: doc azw mbr lrf
ePub file: 1145 kb
Fb2 file: 1965 kb

Mr sponges sporting to. .

Mr sponges sporting to.Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour, . Robert Smith Surtees.The author gladly avails himself of the convenience of a Preface forstating, that it will be seen at the close of the work why he makes such acharacterless character as Mr. Sponge the hero of his tale

Mr sponges sporting to. Sponge the hero of his tale. He will be glad if it serves to put the rising generation on their guardagainst specious, promiscuous acquaintance, and trains them on to the noblesport of hunting, to the exclusion of its mercenary, ts.

It's an ungenerous world,' observed Sponge, 'and it's no use being abusedfor nothing. A sportsman or a sporting man?' asked Sponge

It's an ungenerous world,' observed Sponge, 'and it's no use being abusedfor nothing. What sort of a genius is Pacey? Is he inclined to go thepace?' 'Oh, quite,' replied Jack; 'his great desire is to be thought asportsman. A sportsman or a sporting man?' asked Sponge. W-h-o-y! I should say p'raps a sportin' man more than the sportsman,'replied Jack.

Sponge's Sporting Tour is a delightful comic satire of the fox-hunting fraternity of the mid 19th Century

Sponge's Sporting Tour is a delightful comic satire of the fox-hunting fraternity of the mid 19th Century. Surtees takes great pleasure in creating comic personalities and dialogue and resembles the later Pickwick Papers of Dickens, whose style may well have been influenced by Surtees. The story follows the eponymous Soapy Sponge, a Victorian freeloader and confidence trickster, who manages to work his way around the gentrified houses of southern England, fox-hunting as he goes. Summary by Kevin Green. This is a Librivox recording.

LibriVox recording of Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour by Robert Smith Surtees. Read in English by Kevin Green. Sponge's Sporting Tour is a delightful comic satire of the fox-hunting fraternity of the mid 19th Century. Surtees takes great pleasure in creating comic personalities and dialogue and resembles the later Pickwick Papers of Dickens, whose style may well have been influenced by Surtees

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Start by marking Mr Sponge's Sporting Tour (Nonsuch Classics . (Nonsuch Classics) as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. The "hero" Mr Sponge is a delight and the description of the other characters and ways of life. The description of the horses and their nasty nature and the toffs etc is brilliant. The main character's name is appropriate, as he tours around, sponging off his hosts, overstaying his welcome until his hosts are thoroughly sick of him - and he's thoroughly sick of his hosts.

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Balhala
A marvelous piece of farce. Mr. Sponge is precisely what his name says: a fellow who finds ways of living off of others while fox hunting. The characterizations are enjoyable. The fox-hunting jargon is challenging, though, and some of the phrases (like someone described as "paper-booted" eluded me.
Najinn
RS Surtees is the indispensable source or foxhunting fans, and of all Surtees books Mr Sponges Sporting Tour is an excellent primer for all the others. It is sport-based, with excellent characterizations of the life and people in that time.
The author follows the habits of the times in attaching names to people that are meant to describe their character, which can be a little wearing to the modern reader. But in terms of the modern reader understanding the appeal of foxhunting and the methods (and madness) of the original era, this book can't be beat.
As to the book itself, Nonsuch has produced a beautiful little volume with the heft to make one feel he is reading something worthwhile.
digytal soul
nice period piece
Frey
Amazing! Was aware of a few characters years ago in Punch. Descriptions are creative. No boring writing here.
Gtonydne
A picaresque, following 'Soapey' Sponge - a sportsman but not quite a gentleman - as he foxhunts and fortune-hunts his way around England. He exploits (as Surtees satirises) the failings of those he encounters - Waffles (spendthrift), Jawleyford (humbug), Puffington (parvenu), Jogglebury (foolish), Scattercash (debauched)... Only coarse Lord Scamperdale consistently detests him. People invite him to stay but struggle to evict him. His selfishness diminishes only on meeting & falling for lovely Lucy Glitters while hunting . Lacks sympathetic characters, silly names and voices abound and overlong given its lightness and looseness. Terrific foxhunting detail & a delightlful, surprising ending.
Rating : 54.6% Moments of Beauty (5) Characterisation (6) Sincerity (6) Humour (6) Adhesiveness (5) Profundity - Social (6) Profundity - Maetaphysical (2) Sense of Place (8) Significance (5) Structure & Plotting (6) Style - Readability (7) Style - Virtuosity & Uniqueness (5) Theme - Strength & Unity (4)
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