Tristram Shandy

Tristram Shandy

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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 more

Product details

  • Hardback | 720 pages
  • 129.54 x 205.74 x 43.18mm | 734.99g
  • Everyman
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1857150074
  • 9781857150070
  • 305,473

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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)show more

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15,457 ratings
3.74 out of 5 stars
5 34% (5,225)
4 28% (4,350)
3 22% (3,460)
2 10% (1,494)
1 6% (928)
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