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    Tristram Shandy: Text v.2 (FLORIDA EDITION OF THE WORKS OF LAURENCE STERNE) (Hardback) By (author) Laurence Sterne, Volume editor Melvyn New, Volume editor Joan New

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    DescriptionSamuel Johnson and Samuel Richardson condemned it. James Boswell and Goethe proclaimed it a masterpiece. And from the beginning Sterne realized he had written a book that would not suit everyone's taste. For more than two centuries. Tristram Shandy (1759-67) has astounded - and by turns confounded, captivated, angered, and amused but ever entertained - readers worldwide. While on the surface a comic, disjointed account of the title character's life and times, the work is in fact a brilliant commentary on life's inherent chaos, the pointed challenge of British clergy-man-turned-author Laurence Sterne to the twin concepts of rationalism and sentimentalism. Delineating his views through skillfully drawn representations - among them Tristram, Yorick, and Uncle Toby - Sterne pinpointed issues central to not only his era but our own. Filled with thought-provoking ideas and marked by an open, conversational writing style, Tristram Shandy: A Book for Free Spirits is an adroit guide to understanding the aims and achievements of Sterne's masterpiece and to fully appreciating its lessons for contemporary times.

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    Tristram Shandy: Text v.2
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Laurence Sterne, Volume editor Melvyn New, Volume editor Joan New
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 475
    Width: 163 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 41 mm
    Weight: 1,043 g
    ISBN 13: 9780813005997
    ISBN 10: 081300599X

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    LC classification: PR3710 .F78 VOL. 1-3
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    University Press of Florida
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    University Press of Florida
    Publication date
    31 March 1989
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    The eight essays in this collection offer a substantial introduction to Sterne's satiric masterpiece, Tristram Shandy. According to Melvyn New's combative and engaging "lntroduction Polemical", they share an interest in the traditions from which Tristram emerged and a turning away from the now dated attempt to make Sterne "one of us", a modern existentialist. The Further Reading section gives readers commentary on some forty-five additional works.