The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman by Laurence Sterne
(Penguin Classics)

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Laurence Sterne's great masterpiece of bawdy humour and rich satire defies any attempt to categorize 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.
 

About Laurence Sterne

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Irish-born Laurence Sterne graduated from Cambridge in 1737 and took holy orders, becoming a prebend in York Cathedral. His masterpiece, The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy made him a celebrity but ill-health necessitated recuperative travel and A Sentimental Journey grew out of seven-month trip through France and Italy. He died the year it was published, 1768.
 
Published March 27, 2003 by Penguin. 465 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, History, Biographies & Memoirs, Comics & Graphic Novels, Arts & Photography, Romance, Travel, Science & Math. Fiction

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Rowson's graphic novel of Laurence Sterne's famous "cock and bull'' story (often called the first modern novel) will disappoint readers looking for a "Classic Comics'' crib version.

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This post inaugurates a new Millions series devoted to identifying and describing these most difficult books: ones we've read/wrangled with ourselves, ones we've known students to struggle with time and again, ones that, more simply, "everyone knows" are hard to read.

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I wouldn’t feel so bad about myself if the book I am reading in lieu of finishing Shandy wasn’t John Krakauer’s book about Pat Tillman.

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