A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy [Christmas Summary Classics] by Laurence Sterne

A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy [Christmas Summary Classics]

byLaurence Sterne

Kobo ebook | December 6, 2012

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A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy
I.—Setting Out
No literary career has ever been more singular than that of Laurence Sterne. Born in Clonmel Barracks, Ireland, on November 24, 1713, he was forty-six years of age before he discovered his genius. By calling he was a country parson in Yorkshire, yet more unconventional books than "Tristram Shandy" (see Fiction) and "A Sentimental Journey" never appeared. The fame of the former brought Sterne to London, where he became, says Walpole, "topsy-turvey with success." In the intervals of supplying an ever increasing demand with more "Tristrams" he composed and published volumes of sermons. Their popularity proved that he was as eloquent in his pulpit gown as he was diverting without it. The turmoil of eighteenth century social and literary life soon shattered his already failing health, and he died on March 18, 1768, the first two volumes of "A Sentimental Journey" appearing on February 27th. The "Journey" proved equally as fascinating and as popular as "Shandy." Walpole, who described the latter as tiresome, declared the new book to be "very pleasing though too much dilated, and marked by great good nature and strokes of delicacy." Like its predecessor, the "Journey" is intentionally formless—narrative and digression, pathos and wit, sentiment and coarse indelicacy, all commingled freely together.

Title:A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy [Christmas Summary Classics]Format:Kobo ebookPublished:December 6, 2012Publisher:Zhingoora BooksLanguage:English

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