Tristram Shandy

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Penguin Classics presents Laurence Sterne's The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, adapted for audio and available as a digital download as part of the Penguin English Library series. Read by Steven Pacey.'I am got, I know not how, into a cold unmetaphorical vein of infamous writing, and cannot take a plumb-lift out of it for my soul; so must be obliged to go on writing like a Dutch commentator to the end of the chapter, unless something be done ...'Laurence Sterne's great masterpiece of bawdy ...

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Penguin Classics presents Laurence Sterne's The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, adapted for audio and available as a digital download as part of the Penguin English Library series. Read by Steven Pacey.'I am got, I know not how, into a cold unmetaphorical vein of infamous writing, and cannot take a plumb-lift out of it for my soul; so must be obliged to go on writing like a Dutch commentator to the end of the chapter, unless something be done ...'Laurence Sterne's great masterpiece of bawdy humour and rich satire defies any attempt to categorize it. Part novel, part digression, its gloriously disordered narrative interweaves the birth and life of the unfortunate 'hero' Tristram Shandy, the eccentric philosophy of his father Walter, the amours and military obsessions of Uncle Toby, and a host of other characters, including Dr Slop, Corporal Trim and the parson Yorick. A joyful celebration of the endless possibilities of the art of fiction, Tristram Shandy is also a wry demonstration of its limitations.Part of a series of vintage recordings taken from the Penguin Archives. Affordable, collectable, quality productions - perfect for on-the-go listening.

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

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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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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2013

    Update

    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

    Posted November 24, 2012

    Tristram Shandy

    Innovative at those early times

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    Posted April 16, 2013

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