- Hardcover: 442 pages
- Publisher: Sands & Co (1899)
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0008985C8
- Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
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"Great literature, splendidly edited and potently introduced." --Albert Wachtel, Pitzer College
Laurence Sterne's revolutionary novel The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (1760-1767) plays with time, space, narrative conceits, and the very concept of the novel itself--it has dramatically affected the course of English-language fiction in the centuries since, with works from writers such as James Joyce and Thomas Pynchon showing his influence. A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy (1768) is the thematic sequel, a tale of a minor character from Shandy that is its own frolic of experimental fiction. Though less well known than its celebrated predecessor, this is an equally startling and frantically imaginative work from a writer some consider a comic genius.
This edition also features the collection The Journal to Eliza, Sterne's impishly coy diary of a separation from his mistress, as well as numerous letters Sterne wrote to a variety of correspondents, including his wife. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.See all Editorial Reviews
It is not an easy book to read. Many words outside my vocabulary!Published 12 months ago by James L. Fletcher
Sometimes, I read a book that is widely acclaimed as a classic, a masterpiece, a part of the literary canon, and my reaction is "Eh", or possibly "Meh". Read morePublished 19 months ago by Anne Mills
This fictional travel book is of special interest to readers of "Tristram Shandy," which is the kind of novel we're likely to read more than once. Read morePublished 23 months ago by gregh
It's been a number of years since I read this short work for my Pre-1900s British Novels class as an undergraduate, and while my memory is a little fuzzy on the details, my general... Read morePublished on October 25, 2012 by Kristine Cook
This book is a fun, light read.
It's the kind of book you'd read while sunning out in the garden on a nice sunny summer day.
I giggled quite a lot.
I bought this audiobook a year ago and finally got around to listening to it (and reading along with it) yesterday, only to realize that Disc 1 ends not only in the middle of a... Read morePublished on June 19, 2011 by Sir Lag Oleo
book arrived well within the expected time frame; book was in fabulous condition. will recommend seller to friends.Published on September 9, 2007 by S. McTiernan