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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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    Title
    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
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780813005997
    ISBN 10: 081300599X
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    BIC subject category V2: DSK
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AB
    BIC E4L: LIT
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC subject category V2: DSBD, FC
    DC22: FIC
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    DC21: 823.6
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    B&T General Subject: 500
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 2AB
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 823/.6
    BISAC V2.8: LCO003000
    LC classification: PR3710 .F78 VOL. 1-3
    Thema V1.0: DSK, FBC, DSB
    Publisher
    University Press of Florida
    Imprint name
    University Press of Florida
    Publication date
    31 March 1989
    Publication City/Country
    Florida
    Back cover copy
    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.