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The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman - Joan New, Melvyn New, Laurence Sterne
The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman
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The comic masterpiece Tristram Shandy is often regarded as a progenitor of the twentieth century novel. Within the resolutely tangled strands of this narrative is the life, from conception, of a gentleman cursed at birth with the name Tristram. Though everything occurs between parlor and garden,... show more
The comic masterpiece Tristram Shandy is often regarded as a progenitor of the twentieth century novel. Within the resolutely tangled strands of this narrative is the life, from conception, of a gentleman cursed at birth with the name Tristram. Though everything occurs between parlor and garden, Tristram's excitable father, bewildered mother, and Uncle Toby provide ample opportunity for the digressions and madcap events that structure this seminal novel. @ACockAndBallsStory I’ve just been born, and I had a tragic accident. A windowpane fell on me, and flattened my dic— NOSE. My nose! That was almost embarrassing. Chapter XIX: I don’t feel like tweeting today. From Twitterature: The World's Greatest Books in Twenty Tweets or Less
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780141439778 (0141439777)
ASIN: 141439777
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 588
Edition language: English
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2.0 The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Laurence Sterne
So...this book is one giant joke constructed of smaller jokes and it takes the mick out of nigh on everything; novels, novelists, travel, travel writers, army officers, doctors, clergymen, amours, marriage, you name it, and not least readers. Considered by some to be the first Modernist novel, app...
A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it
2.0 The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (Oxford World's Classics)
'Tristram Shandy' was my October, and I'm a little upset about that. It's true that I was able to squeeze in a few other things, but a few graphic novels and a child's book fail to even out the scales of a month.Sterne for his day, I'm sure, was hilarious. Countenances must have lit up left and righ...
The English Student
The English Student rated it
2.0 The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman - Laurence Sterne
Whatever I was expecting when this turned up on my university reading list, it wasn't this. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, published (unbelievably, for reasons that shall become clear in a moment) in 1759, is a novel (perhaps) following the perenially unlucky, not to say ridi...
Lisa (Harmony)
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2.0 The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (Penguin Classics)
There’s nothing quite like this in all the books I’ve read. Although in its erudition and exuberance and experimentation and bawdiness and its massive digressions it reminds me in some ways of Melville’s Moby Dick, in other ways of Lewis Carroll’s Alice books, and in other ways of Joyce’s Ulysses. ...
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Tell me, ye learned, shall we for ever be adding so much to the bulk- so little to the stock? Shall we for ever make new books, as apothecaries make new mixtures, by pouring only out of one vessel into another?Are we for ever twisting, and untwisting the same rope? for ever in the same track- for ...
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