Tobias Smollett

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Tobias Smollett
Tobias George Smollett (1721–1771) was a Scottish poet and author.

One of his best-known books, The Adventures of Roderick Random (1748), depicts one of the first explicity gay characters in English Literature, Earl Strutwell, "notorious for a passion for his own sex".[1]

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  1. David Leavitt, introduction to the Penguin edition of E M Forster's Maurice, page xxxii.