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Laurence Sterne 1713—1768

Laurence Sterne

Laurence Sterne was an Anglo-Irish novelist and an Anglican clergyman. He is best known for his novels The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, and A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy; but he also published many sermons, wrote memoirs, and was involved in local politics. Sterne died in London after years of fighting consumption.

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A Political Romance (1759)

The first work written by Sterne might be labelled a roman à clef or a cronique scandaleuse, which were so popular at the beginning of the eighteenth... read more »


A Sentimental Journey (1768)

Laurence Sterne's revolutionary novel The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman plays with time, space, narrative conceits, and the very... read more »


Tristram Shandy (1767)

At once endlessly facetious and highly serious, Sterne's great comic novel contains some of the best-known and best-loved characters in English... read more »