The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman



The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman No One Description Will Fit This Strange, Eccentric, Endlessly Complex Masterpiece It Is A Fiction About Fiction Writing In Which The Invented World Is As Much Infused With Wit And Genius As The Theme Of Inventing It It Is A Joyful Celebration Of The Infinite Possibilities Of The Art Of Fiction, And A Wry Demonstration Of Its Limitations This Penguin Classic Contains Christopher Ricks S Introductory Essay, Itself A Classic Of English Literary Criticism, Together With A New Introduction On The Recent Critical History And Influence Of Tristram Shandy By Melvyn New The Text And Notes Are Based On The Acclaimed Florida Edition, Making The Scholarship Of The Florida Editors Readily Available For The First Time.

Laurence Sterne was an Irish born English novelist and an Anglican clergyman He is best known for his novels The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, and A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy but he also published many sermons, wrote memoirs, and was involved in local politics Sterne died in London after years of fighting consumption tuberculosis.See also Laurence Sterne was an Irish born English novelist and an Anglican clergyman He is best known for his novels The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, and A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy but he also published many sermons, wrote memoirs, and was involved in local politics Sterne died in London after years of fighting consumption tuberculosis.See also

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  • Paperback
  • 784 pages
  • The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman
  • Laurence Sterne
  • English
  • 19 November 2019
  • 0141439777

10 thoughts on “The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

  1. Lisa says:

    Before I start my review of this delightful classic, I have to tell you a short anecdote from my teaching life But don t worry, it is not really a digression at all, as it is leading directly to the essence of this novel It actually hasrelevance for Tristram Shandy than many of the anecdotes Tristram himself tells in his story If it is a digression, which I formally dispute, partly because you can t really digress before you have begun, and partly because it is crucial for the review s Before I start my review of this delightful classic, I have to tell you a short anecdote from my teaching life But don t worry, it is not really a digression at all, as it is leading directly to the essence of this novel It actually hasrelevance for Tristram Shandy than many of the anecdotes Tristram himself tells in his story If it is a digression, which I formally ...

  2. Renato Magalhães Rocha says:

    I failed big time in reviewing this.Oh well.I tried mentioning Sterne s style and his humor I tried to include some of my favorite quotes and even show one of the cool drawings included And I tried stating how much I loved it.However, when I finished and read it, it didn t do the book any justice at all.So all that s left for me to do is tell you to go read it.Rating 5 starsThis is one of those books we encounter in life that, despite being completely enchanted and raptured chapter after chap I failed big time in reviewing this.Oh well.I tried mentioning Sterne s style and his humor I tried to include some of my favorite quotes and even show one of the cool drawings included And I tried stating how much I loved it.However, when I finished and read it, it didn t do the book any justice at all.So all that s left for me to do is tell you to go read it.Rating 5 starsThis is one of those books we encounter in life that, despite being completely enchanted and raptured chapter after chapter, yet we wonder whether it s even possible to properly communicate these feelings to your fellow book addicts using only words You, who is now reading this tentative revie...

  3. Fionnuala says:

    Before I began this book Now don t climb on your hobby horse, or rather, don t pounce on your keyboard to tell me that I didn t actually begin this book, that it was Laurence Sterne who began this bookthan two hundred and fifty years ago, long before I was even a in my mothers s eye or an answering in my father s So, before I began reading this book, like many amongst you, I had preconceived ideas Yes, it is worth paying attention to the wording here because the Life and so Before I began this book Now don t climb on your hobby horse, or rather, don t pounce on your keyboard to tell me that I didn t actually begin this book, that it was Laurence Sterne who beg...

  4. Paul Bryant says:

    I would like to dedicate the following old review to a much missed GR friend, Bird Brian, who appears as a character in my review He provided us with many hours of free entertainment with his great rants against every possible aspect of capitalism and the American government But 50% of him left whenbought GR, and the rest of him disappeared when the censorship controversy splurged all over our heads And now he is not here to excoriate all the bad people and discover all the conspiraci I would like to dedicate the following old review to a much missed GR friend, Bird Brian, who appears as a character in my review He provided us with many hours of free entertainment with his great rants against every possible aspect of capitalism and the American government But 50% of him left whenbought GR, and the rest of...

  5. Nathan "N.R." Gaddis says:

    The Shandian Spawn If on a friend s bookshelf You cannot find Joyce or Sterne Cervantes, Rabelais, or Burton, Gaddis or Gass, Pynchon or McElroy, David Foster Wallace, William T Vollmann, Alexander Theroux or Gilbert Sorrentino, You are in danger, face the fact, So kick him first or punch him hard And from him hide behind a curtain Alexander Theroux Erg nzung von N.R Do I really have to say that again But, so, let s look at what Steven Moore claims to be the stream of spawn flowing f The Shandian Spawn If on a friend s bookshelf You cannot find Joyce or Sterne Cervantes, Rabelais, or Burton, Gaddis or Gass, Pynchon or McElroy, David Foster Wallace, William T Vollmann, Alexander Theroux or Gilbert Sorrentino, You are in danger, face the fact, So kick him first or punch him hard And from him hide behind a curtain Alexander Theroux Erg nzung von N.R Do I really have to say that again But, so, let s look at what Steven Moore claims to be the stream of spawn flowing forth from the narrative wealth of The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman.We begin at the very beginning, which is just after Sterne himself this is not the proper way to begin one should begin at conception, back in Greece, Rome, China, India, Japan, etc, but that is what Moore s Volume the First and much of Volume the Second were for Voltaire s Potpourri 1765 , The Man with Forty Crowns 1768 , and Lord Chesterfield s Ears 1775 Diderot s Jacques the ...

  6. Vit Babenco says:

    So many great discoveries were made absolutely unintentionally Christopher Columbus was sailing to India and unexpectedly discovered America without any slightest suspicions.Laurence Sterne was writing some obscure petty biography and unawares discovered postmodernism.But the most weird and paradoxical thing about it is that he discovered postmodernism long before the modernists managed to discover modernism.It had ever been the custom of the family, and by length of time was almost become a mat So many great discoveries were made absolutel...

  7. Darwin8u says:

    Shall we for ever make new books, as apothecaries make new mixtures, by pouring only out of one vessel into anotherLaurence Sterne, The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman A POEM IN WHICH IS A CELEBRATION BY NEGATIONor, a repartee on jeopardy.If on a friend s bookshelfYou cannot find Joyce or SterneCervantes, Rabelais, or Burton,You are in danger, face the fact,So kick him first or punch him hardAnd from him hide behind a curtain. Alexander Theroux I was of course destined tShall we for ever make new books, as apothecaries make new mixtures, by pouring only out of one vessel into anotherLaurence Sterne, The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman A POEM IN WHICH IS A CELEBRATION BY NEGATIONor, a repartee on jeopardy.If on a friend s bookshelfYou cannot find Joyce or SterneCervantes, Rabelais, or Burton,You are in danger, face the fact,So kick him first or punch him hardAnd from him hide behind a curtain. Alexander Theroux I was of course destined to love this book Just look at my love for on Montaigne, Cervantes Burton J adore big books full of absurdity and digressions and allusions This is the THE gran...

  8. Ian "Marvin" Graye says:

    DedicationThis was a re read of a novel that I first read when I was about 14 and that has stayed fresh in my mind ever since.It was recommended to me by my cricket coach and favourite teacher, John Carr, who taught me English for five years and cemented my passion for Literature in the early 70 s His Master s Thesis was on Evelyn Waugh sSword of HonourTrilogy which I ve also read and plan to re read I was amused to learn from Steven Moore that one John Carr rushed out a fake version of DedicationThis was a re read of a novel that I first read when I was about 14 and that has stayed fresh in my mind ever since.It was recommended to me by my cricket coach and favourite teacher, John Carr, who taught me English for five years and cemented my passion for Literature in the early 70 s His Master s Thesis was on Evelyn Waugh sSword of HonourTrilogy which I ve also read and plan to re read I was amused to learn from Steven Moore that one John Carr rushed out a fake version of volume 3 ofTristram Shandyfour months before Laurence Sterne had publishe...

  9. Ted says:

    The name of this review in its saved document is Review Tristram Shandy NEEDS A FULLER REVIEW Hence this fuller review, dashed off in a few minutes, or tens or twenties or thirties of minutes Which of course reminds us, as Montaigne once wrote, The hour of parleying is dangerous But given that truth, what am I to say about my own parleying with Sterne, if it goes on beyond an hour or achieves its end in less than an hour By whom would this danger be faced By I the writer Or by you the The name of this review in its saved document is Review Tristram Shandy NEEDS A FULLER REVIEW Hence this fuller review, dashed off in a few minutes, or tens or twenties or thirties of minutes Which of course reminds us, as Montaigne once wrote, The hour of parleying is dangerous But given that truth, what am I to say about my own parleying with Sterne, if it goes on beyond an hour or achieves its end in less than an hour By whom would this danger be faced By I the writer Or by you the reader And what danger would need confrontation The danger of boredom The danger of falling off a chair The danger of mistakenly imbibing the Amanita bisporigera destroyin...

  10. Algernon says:

    Hindsight is a beaut I should have written separate reviews for each of the original nine Shandy volumes, since I just spend about two days just trying to put some order into my multitudinous notes and now I have enough material and food for thought for at least nine reviews This book is a glorious, licentious, philosophical mess designed right from the start in a labyrinthine manner by one of the brightest and sharpest wits of our literary pantheon I thought, when I first noticed the glowing Hindsight is a beaut I should have written separate reviews for each of the original nine Shandy volumes, since I just spend about two days just trying to put some order into my multitudinous notes and now I have enough material and food for thought for at least nine reviews This book is a glorious, licentious, philosophical mess designed right from the start in a labyrinthine manner by one of the brightest and sharpest wits of our literary pantheon I thought, when I first noticed the glowing reviews of my friends, that they were using hyperbole when they claimed this to be one of the very first post moderni...

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