The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman: A Norton Critical Edition / Edition 1

The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman: A Norton Critical Edition / Edition 1

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by Laurence Sterne
     
 

ISBN-10: 0393950344

ISBN-13: 9780393950342

Pub. Date: 12/28/1979

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

This edition of "the most modern of eighteenth-century novels" reprints the text of the first edition of the volumes of Tristram Shandy as they appeared from December 1759 to January 1767, including the two illustrations by Hogarth.
Obvious errors have been corrected, but most of the conventions of eighteenth-century printing and all of Sterne's brilliant…  See more details below

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This edition of "the most modern of eighteenth-century novels" reprints the text of the first edition of the volumes of Tristram Shandy as they appeared from December 1759 to January 1767, including the two illustrations by Hogarth.
Obvious errors have been corrected, but most of the conventions of eighteenth-century printing and all of Sterne's brilliant exploitations and expansions of those conventions have been retained. Background information includes a chronology of Sterne's life and comments from his letters pertaining to the composition of the novel and to his theory of fiction. Responses by Sterne's contemporaries—among them Walpole, Goldsmith, Richardson, and Johnson—begin the selection of critical materials. Early-nineteenth-century assessments by Coleridge, Hazlitt, Scott, and Thackeray are followed by twentieth-century critical essays by Lodwick Hartley, D. W. Jefferson, Toby A. Olshin, Wayne Booth, William Bowman Piper, Martin Price, Jean Jacques Mayoux, Richard A. Lanham, Sigurd Burkhardt, J. Paul Hunter, Charles Parish, and Howard Anderson.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393950342
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
12/28/1979
Series:
Norton Critical Editions Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
650
Sales rank:
758,083
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.40(d)

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The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman: A Norton Critical Edition 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great edition - the one to go with if you feel up to tackling this classic. The introduction and annotations are without parallel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago