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  • ISBN 0192834703
  • ISBN13 978-0192834706
  • Language English
  • Author Ian Campbell Ross,Laurence Sterne
  • Publisher Oxford University Press; Reprint edition (October 22, 1998)
  • Pages 626
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  • Category Fiction
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At once endlessly facetious and highly serious, Sterne's great comic novel contains some of the best-known and best-loved characters in English literature--including Uncle Toby, Corporal Trim, Parson Yorick, and Dr. Slop--and boasts one of the most innovative and whimsical narrative styles in all literature. This revised edition of Sterne's extraordinary novel retains the text based on the first editions of the original nine volumes (with Sterne's later changes), adds two illustrations by William Hogarth, and expands and updates the introduction, bibliography, and notes, to make this the most critically up-to-date edition available. The text of the novel preserves, as far as possible, the appearance of Sterne's idiosyncratic typography and features such as black pages, marbled pages, blank pages, missing chapters and other devices. The introduction sheds light on the novel's innovations and influence and provides a biographical account of the author. Comprehensive notes identify the profusion of references and reveal previously overlooked sources. The book will appear in time for the 250th anniversary of the publication of first two volumes.

In one wonderful passage (one among many) Sterne points out that the book is made to stimulate jollity, not bile (anger). and it certainly does.

In one wonderful passage (one among many) Sterne points out that the book is made to stimulate jollity, not bile (anger).

The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, also known as just Tristram Shandy, is a novel by Laurence Sterne. It was published in nine volumes, the first two appearing in 1759, and seven others following over the next seven years (vols. 7 and 8, 1765; vol. 9, 1767). It purports to be a biography of the eponymous character. Its style is marked by digression, double entendre, and graphic devices.

Oxford World's Classics. Sterne's great comic novel is the fictional autobiography of Tristram Shandy, a hero who fails even to get born in the first two volumes.

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Home Laurence Sterne The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman. The life and opinions o. .1761 January: volumes III and IV of Tristram Shandy published, with an illustration by Hogarth. Many imitations of Sterne were published in these years. We have been told how Uncle Toby’s amours have faded into unconsummated nothingness, and now we hear that the parish bull is not up to its work – you could say that the bull breeds nothing but disappointment.

Sterne's great comic novel is the fictional autobiography of Tristram Shandy, a hero who fails even to get born in the first .

Sterne's great comic novel is the fictional autobiography of Tristram Shandy, a hero who fails even to get born in the first two volumes. It contains some of the best-known and best-loved characters in English literature, including Uncle Toby, Corporal Trim, Parson Yorick, Dr Slop and the Widow Wadman.

Published October 22nd 1998 by Oxford University Press. Oxford World's Classics, Paperback, 596 pages. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy (Paperback). Published March 5th 1996 by Wordsworth Classics. ISBN: 0192834703 (ISBN13: 9780192834706). Wordsworth Classics, Paperback, 452 pages. Author(s): Laurence Sterne. ISBN: 1853262919 (ISBN13: 9781853262913).

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At once endlessly facetious and highly serious, Sterne's great comic novel contains some of the best-known and best-loved characters in English Uncle Toby, Corporal Trim, Parson Yorick, and Dr. Slop-and boasts one of the most innovative and whimsical narrative styles in all literature. Laurence Sterne,Tristram Shandy (fict.

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Gir
this three volume original printing of the florida edition of "Tristram Shandy" is considered the definitive text. if the price doesn't appeal and your interest in the book is casual, you can find the text as a penguin paperback.

this is one among the most revolutionary works of fiction ever written. it is still, today, an enormously innovative book. as a story it is mere "cock and bull" -- it says so in the last sentence -- but as writing it is over the top anarchic. if there exists any rule of fiction, or of rhetoric, or of writing, or of reader expectations, or chronology or description, then sterne goes out of his way to violate, disappoint, parody, misuse or flout it. i had to read over a quarter of the book before i realized that the writer was much more intelligent than i was giving him credit for. initially there is the confusing distance of language and historical references and patron dedications and such that makes you wonder, "is that supposed to be funny?", but i stopped sneezing at the book when i realized the author was continually throwing pepper in my face, and laughing while doing so.

there is a precedent for TS in the gargantuan humor of rabelais, and in the rabelaisian method of distorting narrative consistency and scale; toby's military models might easily be the work of a giant. and there's a transparent tribute to cervantes in the character of dr. slop, riding around on a small horse like sancho panza on his mule.

but a huge amount of the content of the book is in the orthography of font faces and dashes and rows of asterisks, blank pages or marbled pages or entirely black pages, squiggly lines and chapters one sentence long. the work was originally published as eight volumes with separate chapter numbering in each; it has typically been republished with modernized spelling and punctuation, loosely reproduced orthography, with chapters numbered continuously. all this brings into focus that a lot of sterne's innovations are technical, and he was a scrupulous proofreader of every first edition.

the florida edition restores all of that, or claims to, and my only complaint about the volume 3 of notes is that it came in a different binding, a uniform coarse blue cloth rather than leather spine and decorative hard cover. i've accepted it as a happenstance example of life's whimsical anarchy, mr. sterne would understand.
Thetath
Difficult. Rewarding.
Serious. Hilarious.
Wise. Faux-wise.
Scholarly. Mock-scholarly.
Observant. Absurdly, obsessively observant.
Sharp characterizations. Ridiculous characters.
Devout. Bawdy.
Endearing. Frustrating.
Genius. Barking mad.
Narratively incoherent. Stream-of-consciousness associative.
Consistently provincial. Profoundly universal.
Mired in the 18th century. Harbinger of 20th century literary Modernism.
Baffling. Brilliant
Not for every taste. For my taste.

And while I'm at it, let me give a shout-out for the out-of-print Norton critical edition, which provides many helps, essay avenues of understanding, and a clever chapter summary/table of contents. For so many years - since reading Moby Dick in grad school with the help of a Norton critical - this publication line has been my go-to for great texts: useful annotations, contemporary reviews, later scholarly articles, and more.

And also let me give a shout-out to Anton Lesser, who narrated the complete novel for Naxos. I have never, ever experienced an audiobook as masterfully produced and narrated as Naxos' Tristram Shandy. No, it is simply not a book one can listen to and fully comprehend as heard. But one might read while listening, or listen while reading, with - if you have the riight software - the narration sped up closer to one's own reading speed, and experience the full majesty of Lesser's absolute preparation, with Latin, Greek, French, and German - as well as regional English - beautifully and humorously intoned, character voices carefully differentiated, tone and mood captured, etc. Or, as I do, go for a walk and listen as you walk, and afterward slip into a comfy chair, crack the novel open, and continue from where you left off, or backtrack if necessary to sort out the characters. In any event, and particularly for devotees of audio books, do find Anton Lesser's note-perfect reading, a veritable radio serial, perhaps the last book you'd expect anyone to attempt single-handedly, with My Father, My Uncle Toby, Corporal Trim, Parson Yorick, Doctor Slop, Widow Wadman, and all the rest of the supporting characters beautifully, consistently interpreted. Lesser is, in a galaxy of fine narrators, the greatest I've heard: an absolutely peerless voice actor in a most demanding work.
Morlurne
Great book. Early precursor to modern lit, even post-modern with its wry tone, author intrusion, apparent wandering mind/free-range consciousness. All good fun. Actually haven't finished it yet, and the tone and other aspects may change--one of the delightful uncertainties for me--but I'm having a great time getting there.
Gela
One of very favorite novels. Rather dense prose common to the era. One of the funniest pieces of writing I have ever read. This book is definitely not for everyone. The style of writing and the plot are very different from modern novels. Browse through the first page or two before buying, as that gives you an idea of what you will be reading, and see if it fits your taste.
Kirizius
Can't praise this book enough! It's packed with delicious phrases, 20-dollar words and plenty of humor. Written in the 1700s, it was thought of by many critics, decades later, as roughly, the first novel. A delightful read, but you won't do it in a day!
Elizabeth
This is perhaps the oddest book ever written with the author jumping in & out of the story. Lines like "Both of our characters have fallen asleep, which is good because it gives me time to discuss my uncle's fascination with fortifications."

Thomas Jefferson's favorite book. Very quirky, very funny.
Vobei
This is the third time in 55 years that I've read Tristram Shandy and it gets better every time. This edition was best of all because it has the extensive notes in the back explaining the humor in many cases. Jokes in 1760 sometimes don't go over so well in 2016. The notes are essential and made me appreciate Laurence Sterne all the more.