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Published: 08 October 2009

640 Pages | 2 black and white


ISBN: 9780199532896

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The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

Revised Edition

Laurence Sterne
Edited by Ian Campbell Ross

Oxford World's Classics

  • This revised edition of Sterne's extraordinary comic novel retains the text based on the first editions of the original nine volumes, with Sterne's later changes, adds two illustrations by William Hogarth, and expands and updates the introduction, bibliography, and notes, to make this the most critically up-to-date edition available.
  • The text of the novel preserves, as far as possible, the appearance of Sterne's idiosyncratic typography and features such as black pages, marbled pages, blank pages, missing chapters and other devices.
  • The introduction provides an overview of the novel and its place in eighteenth-century literature, a biographical account of the author, the novel's innovations and influence, and attitudes towards readers and writers.
  • Extensive, up-to-date bibliography.
  • Comprehensive notes identify the profusion of references and reveal previously overlooked sources.

New to this Edition:

  • Enlarged and revised introduction.
  • Extensive, up-to-date bibliography.
  • Revised notes incorporating the latest scholarship and identifying previously overlooked sources.
  • Two illustrations by Hogarth,included in the first editions of Volumes I and III.

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