Other books byLaurence Sterne
A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy
This title is from the Hayes Barton Press "Originals" series, a collection of classic fiction and nonfiction works from world literature.
A Sentimental Journey
A Sentimental Journey is a novel without a plot, a journey without a destination. It records the adventures of the amiable Parson Yorick, as he sets off on his travels through France and Italy, relishing his encounters with all manner of men and women-particularly the pretty ones. Sterne's tale rapidly moves away from the narrative of travel to become a series of dramatic sketches, ironic incidents, philosophical musings, reminiscences, and anecdotes; sharp wit is mixed with gaiety, irony with tender feeling. With A Sentimental Journey, as well as his masterpiece, Tristram Shandy, Sterne forged a truly original style and established himself as the first of the stream-of-consciousness writers. This new Penguin Classics edition features an introduction that discusses the novel in relation to Sterne's other writing and places it within the context of "sentimental" literature. Also included are a chronology, suggestions for further reading, and full explanatory notes.
Tristram Shandy and A Sentimental Journey
(A Modern Library E-Book)
Tristram Shandy provoked a literary sensation when it first appeared in a series of installments between 1759 and 1767. The ribald, high-spirited book prompted Diderot to hail Sterne as 'the English Rabelais.' An ingeniously structured novel (about writing a novel) that fascinates like a verbal game of chess, Tristram Shandy is both a joyful celebration of the infinite possibilities of the art of fiction and a wry demonstration of its limitations. Many view this picaresque masterpiece as the precursor of the modern novel. A Sentimental Journey, which came out in 1768, begins as a travelogue. Yet it ends as a treasury of portraits, sketches, and philosophical musings, for as Virginia Woolf observed: 'A Sentimental Journey, for all its levity and wit, is based upon something fundamentally philosophic--the philosophy of pleasure.'
A Sentimental Journey and Continuation of the Bramine's Journal
With Related Texts
This edition makes available for the first time in an affordable edition the most valuable features of the acclaimed Florida edition of the two works of Sterne's last year of life, 'A Sentimental Journey' and 'Continuation of the Bramine's Journal', including a generous selection of its notes. The inclusion of both works in this volume will not only enhance the reputation of the 'Bramine's Journal', but shed new light upon its better known companion. Several additional documents provide ample context for understanding these works in relation to Sterne's life and other writings.