The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

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Laurence Sterne's most famous novel is a biting satire of literary conventions and contemporary 18th-century values. A cast of strange characters populate this strangest of novels: gentle Uncle Toby, sarcastic Walter and of course, the pompous, garrulous Tristram himself.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 688 pages
  • 131 x 213 x 32.77mm | 823g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 5 original illustrations
  • 095656920X
  • 9780956569202
  • 263,675

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"A lot of nonsense is written about Laurence Sterne's "The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman" -- and that's just as well. It would be depressing in the extreme if this triumphant tangling up of the threads of reason with the strands of linear narrative were to admit of any effective unravelling; which is as much to say, that were you to find yourself picking apart a lucid, non-discursive exposition of the novel - its themes, its techniques, its plot -- you would know that you had finally gone mad." -- Will Self
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About Laurence Sterne

Laurence Sterne wurde 1713 in Clonmel (Irland) geboren und starb 1768 in London an Tuberkulose. Er studierte Theologie und wurde anglikanischer Pfarrer. Während das Erscheinen des Tristram Shandy 1759 in seiner Gemeinde einen Skandal auslöste, wurde er in den Londoner Salons gefeiert. Bis heute gilt er als einer der wichtigsten Romane der Weltliteratur.
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19,997 ratings
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4 28% (5,585)
3 22% (4,483)
2 10% (1,985)
1 6% (1,201)
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