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Laurence Sterne : a life

Author: Ian Campbell Ross
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Laurence Sterne was in his mid-forties when the publication of The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman catapulted him from obscurity to literary fame. The extraordinary story of how a provincial clergyman became the most fashionable writer of his day is all the more remarkable for having been engineered by its self-publicizing subject. 'I wrote', Laurence Sterne declared, 'not to be fed, but to be  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Ross, Ian Campbell.
Laurence Sterne.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001
(OCoLC)606547918
Named Person: Laurence Sterne; Laurence Sterne; Laurence Sterne
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Campbell Ross
ISBN: 0192122355 9780192122353
OCLC Number: 45499914
Description: xiii, 498 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: 'Tristram is the Fashion' --
Ireland and England, 1713-1738 --
Priest and Husband, 1738-1741 --
Political Journalist, 1741-1742 --
Sutton and Stillington, 1742-1745 --
The Jacobite Rebellion, 1745-1746 --
Sutton and Stillington, 1746-1759 --
Ecclesiastical Politics, 1747-1759 --
Tristram Shandy and the Queen of Bohemia, 1759 --
Tristram Shandy and Parson Yorick, 1760 --
Coxwold and London, 1760-1761 --
France, 1762-1764 --
England, 1764-1765 --
France, Italy, and England, 1765-1767 --
London, 1767 --
Coxwold and London, 1767-1768 --
Epilogue: 'Alas, poor Yorick!'.
Responsibility: Ian Campbell Ross.
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Laurence Sterne was in his forties when the publication of "Tristram Shandy" catapulted him from obscurity into unprecedented literary fame. The story of how a provincial clergyman became the most  Read more...

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