The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman by Laurence Sterne

The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

byLaurence SterneEditorIan Campbell Ross

Paperback | November 8, 2009

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'Read, read, read, read, my unlearned reader! read...'Sterne's great comic novel is the fictional autobiography of Tristram Shandy, a hero who fails even to get born in the first two volumes. It contains some of the best-known and best-loved characters in English literature, including Uncle Toby, Corporal Trim, Parson Yorick, Dr Slop and the WidowWadman. Beginning with Tristram's conception, the novel recounts his progress in 'this scurvy and disasterous world of ours', including his misnaming during baptism and his accidental circumcision by a falling sash-window at the age of five; unsurprisingly, Tristram declares that he has been 'thecontinual sport of what the world calls Fortune'. Tristram Shandy also offers the narrator's 'opinions', at once facetious and highly serious, on books and learning in an age of rapidly expanding print culture, and on the changing understanding of the roles of writers and readers alike.This revised edition retains the first edition text incorporating Sterne's later changes, and adds two original Hogarth illustrations and a wealth of contextualizing information.

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Ian Campbell Ross is Professor of Eighteenth-Century Studies at Trintiy College in Dublin.
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Title:The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, GentlemanFormat:PaperbackDimensions:656 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.04 inPublished:November 8, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199532893

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