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Tristram Shandy and A Sentimental Journey (1995) [Omnibus Volume]
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Tristram Shandy provoked a literary sensation when it first appeared in a series of installments between 1759 and 1767. The ribald, high-spirited book prompted Diderot to hail Sterne as 'the English Rabelais.' An ingeniously structured novel (about writing a novel) that fascinates like a verbal game of chess, Tristram Shandy is both a joyful celebration of the infinite possibilities of the art of fiction and a wry demonstration of its limitations. Many view this picaresque masterpiece as the precursor of the modern novel.

A Sentimental Journey, which came out in 1768, begins as a travelogue. Yet it ends as a treasury of portraits, sketches, and philosophical musings, for as Virginia Woolf observed: 'A Sentimental Journey, for all its levity and wit, is based upon something fundamentally philosophic--the philosophy of pleasure.'

Original title: Tristram Shandy and A Sentimental Journey
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics
FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classicsPost-modern, Avant-garde, & Experimental

The following works are contained within this one:
     Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, the (1759) [Novel]
      Author: Laurence Sterne
     Sentimental Journey, a (1768) [Novel]
      Author: Laurence Sterne

Edition #1: Tristram Shandy and A Sentimental Journey

Tristram Shandy and A Sentimental Journey (1995)
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Language: English

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Tristram Shandy and A Sentimental Journey (1995)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Modern Library
ISBN: 9780679600916
Pages: 823

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