Excerpt from The Works of Laurence Sterne, Vol. 1 of 4 To friendship and to feeling dear, Immortal Sterne should next appear, With Cupid gaily running after, Encircled with a myrtle crown, And clothed in a cleric gown, The jest of jollity and laughter. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Samuel Johnson and Samuel Richardson condemned it. James Boswell and Goethe proclaimed it a masterpiece. And from the beginning Sterne realized he had written a book that would not suit everyone's taste. For more than two centuries. Tristram Shandy (1759-67) has astounded - and by turns confounded, captivated, angered, and amused but ever entertained - readers worldwide. While on the surface a comic, disjointed account of the title character's life and times, the work is in fact a brilliant commentary on life's inherent chaos, the pointed challenge of British clergy-man-turned-author Laurence Sterne to the twin concepts of rationalism and sentimentalism. Delineating his views through skillfully drawn representations - among them Tristram, Yorick, and Uncle Toby - Sterne pinpointed issues central to not only his era but our own. Filled with thought-provoking ideas and marked by an open, conversational writing style, Tristram Shandy: A Book for Free Spirits is an adroit guide to understanding the aims and achievements of Sterne's masterpiece and to fully appreciating its lessons for contemporary times.
This comprehensive eBook presents the complete works of Laurence Sterne, with numerous illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Sterne's life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * ALL the novels sermons and letters, with individual contents tables * Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Includes Sterne's JOURNAL TO ELIZA, discovered many years after his death - appearing here for the first time in digital print * Rare non-fiction texts often missed out of collections * Features two biographies - discover Sterne's literary life * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Satires And Novels A Political Romance The Life And Opinions Of Tristram Shandy A Sentimental Journey The Sermons The Sermons Of Laurence Sterne The Letters Letters From Yorick To Eliza Original Letters Of The Late Reverend Mr. Laurence Sterne Letters Of The Late Rev. Mr. Laurence Sterne To His Most Intimate Friends The Non-fiction Journal To Eliza Yorick’s Meditations Upon Various Interesting And Important Subjects Explanatory Remarks Upon The Life And Opinions Of Tristram Shandy: Wherein, The Morals And Politics Of This Piece Are Clearly Laid Open, By Jeremiah Kunastrokius, M.d. The Beauties Of Sterne The Biographies Memoirs Of The Life And Family Of The Late Reverend Mr. Laurence Sterne, Written By Himself Sterne By H.d. Traill Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles