Tristram Shandy

Tristram Shandy

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by Laurence Sterne, John Moffatt
     
 

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Tristram Shandy is an ironic masterpiece, a work of extraordinary originality, wit and learning. It is a work of considerable philosophical complexity but at the same time it is just a piece of flim-flam: it has been called the longest shaggy dog story in English Literature. It is both a classic novel and an anti-novel. It includes passages of

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Tristram Shandy is an ironic masterpiece, a work of extraordinary originality, wit and learning. It is a work of considerable philosophical complexity but at the same time it is just a piece of flim-flam: it has been called the longest shaggy dog story in English Literature. It is both a classic novel and an anti-novel. It includes passages of seemingly-serious theology - but it can also be read as an elaborate bawdy joke.

Music: Berlioz, Franck, Massenet, Weber and others

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789626343654
Publisher:
Naxos Audiobooks Ltd.
Publication date:
05/15/2005
Edition description:
Abridged, 4 CDs, 5 hours 3 mins
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 4.88(h) x 0.95(d)

Meet the Author

John Moffatt has a distinguished theatre career encompassing many ondon and Broadway appearances. He has played Malvolio in Twelfth Night at the Open-Air Theatre, Regents Park, appeared in Ingmar Bergman's production of Hedda Gabler, and Married Love directed Joan Plowright. Film credits included Prick Up Your Ears, and he has been seen on UK TV in Love in a Cold Climate and Maigret.

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Tristram Shandy 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Update to my previous 3-star rating (posted anonymously by mistake): I'm about a quarter of the way through the book, and after a half-dozen obvious errors in the text, and more passages that look doubtful, I give up on this e-book. I'll look for a print edition. (Not the recent Modern Library edition though--their edition of Gibbon was worse than this e-book, though they've done good work on other books.) It's a shame, because I'm really enjoying the book. Sterne's approach is odd, but quite successful so far. Any given page looks interminable, but every few pages the cumulative effect is that I laugh out loud. And as far as its place in literary history goes, it's so seminal the stuff is oozing out all over. Other problems noted in previous review: Title doesn't show correctly on my Nook. Book is DRM'd, so this can't be easily fixed.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Innovative at those early times