Tobias Smollett was a Scott. He was the younger son of a younger son, and so he had little hope from his family. His novels are an expression of his frustrations and his personal experiences.
The chief of them are: (i) Roderick Random (1748). (ii) Peregrine Pickle (iii) The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fatham (1753) (iv) The Adventure of Sir Launcelot Greaves (1762). Humphrey Clinker (1771).