The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman - Alma Classics Evergreens (Paperback)
  • The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman - Alma Classics Evergreens (Paperback)

The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman - Alma Classics Evergreens (Paperback)

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Purporting to be an autobiography of the antihero Tristram Shandy, Lawrence Sterne's novel is a comic masterpiece of digression, egoism and sensationalism, as its hilarious asides, explanations and host of memorable secondary characters - such as Uncle Toby, Dr Slop, Parson Yorick and Widow Wadman - take centre stage, at the expense of the actual life events the book sets out to depict. A humorous compendium of European thought and literature - pastiching the likes of Locke and Bacon and referencing Pope, Swift, Cervantes and Rabelais - emerges amid the convoluted accounts of Tristram's conception, misnaming and accidental circumcision by a sash window, in a shrewd narrative that examines the role and nature of language itself.

Publisher: Alma Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781847494160

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