A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy

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Yorick, Sterne's Englishman abroad, is blithely unconcerned by famous views or monuments. Bumping along in his coach, the amiable parson buttonholes us with tales of his encounters with all manner of men and women -- particularly the attractive ones. And, as drama piles upon drama, anecdote, flirtation and digression, his destination takes second place to an exhilarating voyage of emotional discovery. Interweaving sharp wit with gaiety, irony with sentiment, Sterne creates a deliberately artless novel which calls...
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Overview

Yorick, Sterne's Englishman abroad, is blithely unconcerned by famous views or monuments. Bumping along in his coach, the amiable parson buttonholes us with tales of his encounters with all manner of men and women -- particularly the attractive ones. And, as drama piles upon drama, anecdote, flirtation and digression, his destination takes second place to an exhilarating voyage of emotional discovery. Interweaving sharp wit with gaiety, irony with sentiment, Sterne creates a deliberately artless novel which calls to mind the modernism of Virginia Woolf, James Joyce and Samuel Beckett. In A Sentimental Journey, Woolf declared, 'we are as close to life as we can be'.
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Editorial Reviews

Marcus Walsh University of Liverpool
"This learned and hugely useable new Sentimental Journey provides a wealth of editorial materials that will add to the enjoyment and understanding of readers of all kinds. The approachable introduction is wisely informative not only on A Sentimental Journey but also on Sterne himself, the rise of the novel, travel literature, sensibility, genre, gender, and the work's influence and afterlife. The explanatory footnotes are thorough and discreetly scholarly. The text is accompanied by an outstandingly rich and pertinent selection of contextualising contemporary documentation. Turner's edition of A Sentimental Journey will make Sterne's second novel many new friends."
James G. Basker Barnard College
"Katherine Turner's comprehensive and superbly written introduction, together with the rich contextual materials, make this the most useful edition of Sterne's Sentimental Journey in print today. Highly recommended for specialists, students, and general readers--anyone who might enjoy Sterne's irreverent brilliance."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781495232305
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 1/17/2014
  • Pages: 114
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.24 (d)

Meet the Author

Katherine Turner is Associate Professor of English at Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, Virginia.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 9

Introduction 11

Laurence Sterne: A Brief Chronology 47

A Note on the Text 53

A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy 55

Appendix A Sensibility---Philosophical Sources 177

1 An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (1690) John Locke Locke, John 177

2 The English Malady: or, a Treatise of Nervous Disease of all Kinds (1733) George Cheyne Cheyne, George 179

3 A Treatise of Human Nature (1739-40) David Hume Hume, David 180

4 Observations on Man, his Frame, his Duty, and his Expectations (1749) David Hartley Hartley, David 182

5 The Theory of Moral Sentiments (1759) Adam Smith Smith, Adam 185

Appendix B Sensibility in Literature 189

1 "On Sympathy. By a Young Lady" (October 1752) 189

2 "Ode to Sensibility" (November 1763) 190

3 The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (1759) Laurence Sterne Sterne, Laurence 191

4 The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (1762) Laurence Sterne Sterne, Laurence 193

5 From the Monthly Review (1765) 195

6 "Sensibility: An Epistle to the Honourable Mrs Boscawen"(1782) Hannah More More, Hannah 196

Appendix C Sensibility and Social Reform 200

1 Christian Sympathy (1752) John Doughty Doughty, John 200

2 Correspondence between Sterne and Ignatius Sancho on Slavery (1766) 201

3 Tristram Shandy (1767) Laurence Sterne Sterne, Laurence 204

4 Slavery, a Poem (1788) Hannah More More, Hannah 205

Appendix D Sterne's Didacticism 207

1 From Sterne's Letter (1767) 207

a "To Sir W" (27 September 1767) 207

b From a Letter to Mrs William James (12 November 1767) 208

c From a Letter to "the Earl of---" (28 November 1767) 208

2 The Sermons of Mr. Yorick (1760) Laurence Sterne Sterne, Laurence 209

Appendix E Travel Writing 217

1 The Grand Tour (1749) Thomas Nugent Nugent, Thomas 217

2 Travels through France and Italy (1766) Tobias Smollett Smollett, Tobias 218

a From Letter V 218

b From Letter VII 219

3 Letters from Italy (1766) Samuel Sharp Sharp, Samuel 220

a From Letter XI 220

b From Letter XVII 220

c From Letter XXXVIII 221

4 Tristram Shandy (1765) Laurence Sterne Sterne, Laurence 221

a From Chapter IV 221

b From Chapter XLIV 222

5 Tristram Shandy (1767) Laurence Sterne Sterne, Laurence 224

Appendix F Contemporary Reviews and Evaluations 226

1 From the Critical Review (1768) 226

2 From the Monthly Review (1768) 227

3 "On the Death of Yorick," London Magazine (June 1768) 229

4 From Sentiments on the Death of the Sentimental Yorick (1768) 230

Appendix G Imitations of A Sentimental Journey 231

1 Another Traveller! (1768) Samuel Paterson Paterson, Samuel 231

2 From the Review of Another Traveller!, Critical Review (1768) 233

3 From the Review of Another Traveller!, Monthly Review (1768) Ralph Griffiths Griffiths, Ralph 233

4 From Yorick's Sentimental Journey Continued (1768 or 1769) 234

5 A Tour through Holland, Flanders, and Part of France (1773) Cornelius Cayley Cayley, Cornelius 237

6 From Continuation of Yorick's Sentimental Journey (1788) 238

Appendix H A Sentimental Journey Anthologized and Illustrated 241

1 From the Beauties of Sterne (1782) 241

2 Illustrations from Early Editions of A Sentimental Journey 243

a "The Snuff Box" (1794) 243

b "Maria" (1794) 244

c "Yorick and the Monk Exchanging Snuff Boxes" (1792) 245

d "Yorick and the Starling" (1792) 246

e "The Grace" (1795) 247

f "I Could Not Sustain the Picture of Confinement which my Fancy Had Drawn" (1802) 248

g "The Temptation" (1803) 249

h "Maria" (1803) 250

3 "Poor Maria"---Wedgwood Medallion (c. 1785) 251

Appendix I Some Later Critiques 252

1 The Journal of John Wesley (1772) John Wesley Wesley, John 252

2 Essays Moral and Literary (1782) Vicesimus Knox Knox, Vicesimus 252

3 A Practical View of the Prevailing Religious System of Professed Christians, in the Higher and Middle Classes, Contrasted with Real Christianity (1797) William Wilberforce Wilberforce, William 253

4 Coelebs in Search of a Wife (1808) Hannah More More, Hannah 254

Select Bibliography 257

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