The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (1000 Copy Limited Edition) by Laurence SterneThe Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (1000 Copy Limited Edition) by Laurence Sterne

The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (1000 Copy Limited Edition)

byLaurence Sterne

Hardcover | April 4, 2017

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As Tristram's Shandy narrates his life story, he is unable to explain anything simply. He must make explanatory diversions to add context and colour to his tale. Throughout his memoir, Tristram as narrator finds himself discoursing at length on sexual practices, insults, the influence of one's name, and noses, as well as explorations of obstetrics, siege warfare, and philosophy as he struggles to marshal his material and finish the story of his life.

Laurence Sterne had read widely, which is reflected in Tristram Shandy. Many of his similes, for instance, are reminiscent of the works of the metaphysical poets of the 17th century, and the novel as a whole, with its focus on the problems of language, has constant regard to John Locke's theories in An Essay Concerning Human Understanding. Arthur Schopenhauer cited Tristram Shandy as one of the greatest novels ever written.

This edition is limited to 1,000 copies.

Laurence Sterne (24 November 1713 - 18 March 1768) was an Irish novelist and an Anglican clergyman. He wrote the novels The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman and A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy, and also published many sermons, wrote memoirs, and was involved in local politics. Sterne's novel The Life and...
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Title:The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (1000 Copy Limited Edition)Format:HardcoverDimensions:472 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.19 inPublished:April 4, 2017Publisher:Engage BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1772263206

ISBN - 13:9781772263206

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