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A sentimental journey and other writings

Author: Laurence Sterne; Tim Parnell; Ian Jack
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Series: Oxford world's classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Fiction : English : New edView all editions and formats
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"Celebrated in its own day as the progenitor of 'a school of sentimental writers', A Sentimental Journey (1768) has outlasted its many imitators because of the humour and mischievous eroticism that inform Mr. Yorick's travels. Setting out to journey to France and Italy he gets little further than Lyons but finds much to appreciate. A master of ambiguity and double entendre, Sterne is nevertheless concerned to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Humorous fiction
Diaries
Fiction
Named Person: Laurence Sterne
Material Type: Biography, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Laurence Sterne; Tim Parnell; Ian Jack
ISBN: 0192839969 9780192839961
OCLC Number: 53012760
Notes: Previous ed.: 1968.
Description: xliv, 262 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Contents: A sentimental journey --
The journal to Eliza --
A political romance --
Sermons.
Series Title: Oxford world's classics.
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: Laurence Sterne ; edited by Ian Jack and Tim Parnell ; with an introduction and notes by Tim Parnell.
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"Celebrated in its own day as the progenitor of 'a school of sentimental writers', A Sentimental Journey (1768) has outlasted its many imitators because of the humour and mischievous eroticism that inform Mr. Yorick's travels. Setting out to journey to France and Italy he gets little further than Lyons but finds much to appreciate. A master of ambiguity and double entendre, Sterne is nevertheless concerned to explore the nature of virtue; unlike other writers of sentimental fiction, Sterne insists on the inseparability of desire and feeling." "This new edition includes a selection from The Sermons of Mr. Yorick, which sheds light on the concerns of the Journey, The Journal to Eliza, which records Sterne's feelings as he languishes for the company of Eliza Draper, and A Political Romance, the satire on a local ecclesiastical squabble that was the catalyst for Sterne's literary career."--Jacket.

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