A Political Romance (Classic Reprint)

A Political Romance (Classic Reprint)

by Laurence Sterne
     
 

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Excerpt from A Political Romance

The first edition of A Political Romance (1759), reprinted here for the first time, is a rare pamphlet from the pen of Laurence Sterne. Indeed, it was supposed until recently that this specimen of Sterne's humor, antedating Tristram Shandy, existed in no other form than the one given it the year after Sterne's death in an edition

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Excerpt from A Political Romance

The first edition of A Political Romance (1759), reprinted here for the first time, is a rare pamphlet from the pen of Laurence Sterne. Indeed, it was supposed until recently that this specimen of Sterne's humor, antedating Tristram Shandy, existed in no other form than the one given it the year after Sterne's death in an edition brought out by a London bookseller named Murdoch, with the assistance perhaps of John Hall-Stevenson, the author's intimate friend. The title-page of that edition runs: -

"A Political Romance, Addressed to - Esq. of York. London Printed and fold by J. Murdoch, bookseller, opposite the New Exchange Coffee-house in the Strand. MDCCLXIX."

It is a duodecimo volume, havingan "Advertisement" (pp. iv-ix) and a list of the characters in the allegory with their real names opposite (p. x). The Romance itself covers forty-seven pages.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781331388470
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/14/2015
Pages:
88
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.18(d)

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