ISBN 9780141439778,Life & Opinions Of Tristram Shandy; Gent

Life & Opinions Of Tristram Shandy; Gent

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Sterne

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Laurence

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ISBN 9780141439778
Publisher

Penguin Books India

Publication Year 2003
ISBN-13

ISBN 9780141439778

ISBN-10 0141439777
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 735 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Fiction

Laurence Sterne's great masterpiece of bawdy humour and rich satire defies any attempt to categorise it. Part novel, part digression, its gloriously disordered narrative interweaves the birth and life of the unfortunate 'hero' Tristram Shandy, the eccentric philosophy of his father Walter, the amours and military obsessions of Uncle Toby and a host of other characters, including Dr Slop, Corporal Trim and the parson Yorick. A joyful celebration of the endless possibilities of the art of fiction, Tristram Shandy is also a wry demonstration of its limitations. The text and notes of this volume are based on the acclaimed Florida Edition, with a critical introduction by Melvyn New and Christopher Rick's introductory essay from the first Penguin Classics edition of the novel.

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