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A Sentimental Journey and Other Writings (Oxford World's Classics) (original 1768; edition 2008)
A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy by Laurence Sterne (1768)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0140430261, Mass Market Paperback)The crimson window-curtains... were drawn close; the sun was setting, and reflected through them so warm a tint into the fair fille de chambre's face, I thought she blush'd-the idea of it made me blush myself. We were quite alone; and that super-induced a second blush before the first could get off. -from "The Temptation" Laurence Sterne's revolutionary novel The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (1760-1767) plays with time, space, narrative conceits, and the very concept of the novel itself-it has dramatically affected the course of English-language fiction in the centuries since, with works from writers such as James Joyce and Thomas Pynchon showing his influence. A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy (1768) is the thematic sequel, a tale of a minor character from Shandy that is its own frolic of experimental fiction. Though less well known than its celebrated predecessor, this is an equally startling and frantically imaginative work from a writer some consider a comic genius. This edition also features the collection The Journal to Eliza, Sterne's impishly coy diary of a separation from his mistress, as well as numerous letters Sterne wrote to a variety of correspondents, including his wife. Irish clergyman LAURENCE STERNE (1713¬-1768) also wrote the satire A Political Romance (1759) and published volumes of his sermons.
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As the amiable Parson Yorick travels through France and Italy, he relishes his encounters with the men and women especially the pretty women he meets along the way. A novel without a typical plot, a journey without a physical destination, Sterne's witty and tender tale is a treasury of portraits, dramatic sketches, and philosophical musings.
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An edition of this book was published by Penguin Australia.
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