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The Cambridge Companion to Laurence Sterne

The Cambridge Companion to Laurence Sterne

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Best known today for the innovative satire and experimental narrative of Tristram Shandy (1759-67), Laurence Sterne was no less famous in his time for A Sentimental Journey (1768) and for his controversial sermons. Sterne spent much of his life as an obscure clergyman in rural Yorkshire. But he brilliantly exploited the sensation achieved with the first instalment of Tristram Shandy to become, by his death in 1768, a fashionable celebrity across Europe. In this Companion, specially commissioned essays by leading scholars provide an authoritative and accessible guide to Sterne's writings in their historical and cultural context. Exploring key issues in his work, including sentimentalism, national identity, gender, print culture and visual culture, as well as his subsequent influence on a range of important literary movements and modes, the book offers a comprehensive new account of Sterne's life and work.

Author: Thomas Keymer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 09/21/2009
Pages: 203
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.80lbs
Size: 8.80h x 5.80w x 0.50d
ISBN: 9780521614948

Review Citation(s):
Choice 05/01/2010

About the Author
Keymer, Thomas: - Thomas Keymer is Chancellor Jackman Professor of English at the University of Toronto.

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