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Tristram Shandy

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This bawdy, high-spirited novel--whose author, Laurence Sterne, was described by Diderot as "the Rabelais of the English"--provoked a literary scandal when its first two volumes were published in 1759. A masterpiece of narrative absurdity, ribald humor, and philosophical playfulness, Tristram Shandy is famously studded with witty metafictional gambits--chapters out of order, blank and blacked-out pages, a preface that occurs in the middle of the book--that prefigured postmodernism by two centuries. Tristram Shandy, the hero of this fictional autobiography, purports to narrate the story of his life, but along the way he engages in so many colorful digressions and exuberant jokes that his birth does not even occur until Volume III. In the meantime, we meet an unforgettable supporting cast of characters--including Shandy's father and mother, his uncle Toby, the servant Trim, Dr. Slop, and Parson Yorick--whose whimsical obsessions, domestic conflicts, and disastrous mishaps form the fabric of this genre-defying tour de force. With its lively exploration of both the logical limitations and the wildest possibilities of fiction, Tristram Shandy has earned its reputation as one of the greatest comic novels in English literature. (Book Jacket Status: Not Jacketed).

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Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
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seriesComplete classics
Everyman's library
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Everyman's library|no. 7
subject_facetBildungsromans
Experimental fiction
Fetus -- Fiction
Fiction -- Authorship -- Fiction
France -- Social life and customs -- 18th century -- Fiction
Humorous fiction
Infants -- Fiction
Italy -- Social life and customs -- 18th century -- Fiction
Stream of consciousness fiction
Young men -- England -- Fiction
title_displayTristram Shandy
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Tristram Shandy [electronic resource] / Laurence Sterne
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Fetus
Fiction
Infants
Social life and customs
Young men