You should read it in the original. You need a good command of English, though.
The French translation by Guy Jouvet is of a very high quality. Please refer to the "lire pour vivre" section to know why this XVIIIth century novel is highly commendable, according to me.
The authhor's portrait on the cover is "a pencil copy ... attributed to Sir Joshua Reynolds."
France Culture a récemment (décembre 2017) consacré 3h d'émission sur l'auteur.