The Works Of Laurence Sterne (volume 1)

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byLaurence Sterne

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1780. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... The works of Laurence Sterne ... Laurence Sterne TH E works of Mr. Sterne, after contending with the prejudices of some, and the ignorance of others, have at length obtained that general approbation which they are entitled to by their various, original, and intrinsic merits. No writer of the present times can lay claim to so many unborrowed excellencies. In none, have wit, humour, fancy, pathos, an unbounded knowledge of mankind, and a correct and elegant style, been so happily united. These properties, which render him the delight of every reader of taste, have surmounted all opposition. Even envy, prudery, and hypocrisy are silent. Time, which allots to each author his due portion of fame, and admits a free discussion of his beauties and faults, without favour and without partiality, hath done ample justice to the superior genius of Mr. Sterne. It hath fixed his reputation as one of the first writers in the English language, on the firmest ba fi$, and Advanced, him-to he rank os a classick. As such, it becomes a debt of gratitude, to collect his scattered performances into a complete edition, with those embellishments usually bestowed on our most distinguished authors. This hath been attempted in the present edition, which comprehends all the works of Mr. Sterne, either made public in his life-time or since his death. They are printed from the best and most correct copies, with no other alterations than what became necessary from the correction of literal errors. The letters are arranged According to their several dates, as far as they can be discovered, and a few illustrations added, to explain some temporary circumstances mentioned or alluded to in them. Those which are confessedly ipurious are rejected;...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1780. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... The works of Laurence Sterne ... Laurence Sterne TH E works of Mr. Sterne, after contending with the prejudices of some, and the igno...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:52 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:January 13, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217403182

ISBN - 13:9780217403184

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