Tristram Shandy

Tristram Shandy


By (author) Laurence Sterne, Introduction by Peter Conrad

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  • Format: Hardback | 720 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 206mm x 43mm | 735g
  • Publication date: 26 September 1991
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1857150074
  • ISBN 13: 9781857150070
  • Sales rank: 351,265

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A mock autobiography, in which the hero wrestles with the impossibility of explaining anything without explaining everything. In the process he explores every conceivable fictional device in a brilliant display of narrative fireworks.

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Editorial reviews

Very fashionable today, especially with those who see him as the father of postmodernism. Sterne is a rogue author, playing with his material, with novelistic conventions and with the reader; he intervenes directly when he feels like it and practises a scurrilous and often surrealistic wit. He is unabashedly comical about anything he chooses, especially if it was in his day, the mid-18th century, forbidden territory - marital sex, for instance. Review by Richard Hoggart, whose books include 'The Uses of Literacy' and 'First and Last Things' (Kirkus UK)