1753. Smollett was a man of letters in the fullest sense. Trained as a physician, he was not only a novelist but also a playwright, poet, journalist, historian, travel writer, critic, translator, and editor. The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom is Smollett's third novel. The book leads the reader through the life and adventures of the villainous dandy, Ferdinand, Count Fathom. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.--This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.