Robert Paltock, 1697-1767

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Biographical note

Paltock, Robert (1697–1767). — Novelist, was an attorney, and wrote The Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins, a Cornish Man (1751), admired by Scott, Coleridge, and Lamb. It is somewhat on the same plan as Robinson Crusoe, the special feature being the gawry, or flying woman, whom the hero discovered on his island, and married. The description of Nosmnbdsgrutt, the country of the flying people, is a dull imitation of Swift, and much else in the book is tedious.

[From A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin, 1910]

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