Tristram Shandy, Paperback

Tristram Shandy Paperback

Part of the Wordsworth Classics series



With a new Introduction by Cedric Watts, Research Professor of English, University of Sussex.

Laurence Sterne's The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman is a huge literary paradox, for it is both a novel and an anti-novel.

As a comic novel replete with bawdy humour and generous sentiments, it introduces us to a vivid group of memorable characters, variously eccentric, farcical and endearing.

As an anti-novel, it is a deliberately tantalising and exuberantly egoistic work, ostentatiously digressive, involving the reader in the labyrinthine creation of a purported autobiography.

This mercurial eighteenth-century text thus anticipates modernism and postmodernism.

Vibrant and bizarre, Tristram Shandy provides an unforgettable experience.

We may see why Nietzsche termed Sterne 'the most liberated spirit of all time'.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
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  • Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
  • ISBN: 9781853262913


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