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    DescriptionThis title comes with a new introduction by Tom Mccarthy. Doomed to become the 'sport of fortune' by an interruption at the crucial moment of conception, Tristram Shandy's life lurches from one mishap to another: his nose crushed by the doctor's forceps during birth, christened with the wrong name, an unfortunate incident involving a slamming sash window. Discover the anti-autobiography of the hilarious and impossibly long-winded Tristram Shandy.

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    Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Laurence Sterne
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 752
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 520 g
    ISBN 13: 9780099519157
    ISBN 10: 0099519151

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC E4L: CLA
    Abridged Dewey: 813
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC subject category V2: FC
    LC classification: PS
    DC22: FIC
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    Libri: ENGL3010, ENGM1010
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    B&T General Subject: 500
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 62
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    B&T Approval Code: C25107980
    BISAC V2.8: FIC052000
    DC23: 823.6
    Imprint name
    Vintage Classics
    Publication date
    01 March 2015
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    Author Information
    Laurence Sterne was born in 1713, the younger son of a landowning Yorkshire family. He studied at Jesus College, Cambridge and was ordained in 1738. Sterne's dramas were mostly personal, including bitter quarrels with his wife and uncle, and some high profile affairs. The publication of the first volumes of The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy in 1759 made him famous throughout Europe overnight. He went on to complete the remaining volumes over the next seven years. Sterne died in 1768 of tuberculosis, the condition that had dogged him for many years.
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    "Tristram Shandy is one of the funniest novels in the English language. It's also one of the first great experimental literary works" Independent "A mad, recursive, literary joke" Daily Telegraph "An extraordinary comic tour de force" Guardian "The ultimate novel about writing a novel" Sunday Telegraph "An amazing book, seeming like a modern experimental novel but written in the 18th century by an Anglican clergyman. You can dip in and out of it with constant pleasure." -- Bamber Gasgoigne Daily Express