Tristram Shandy

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Product Number: Z100028450
Released: Jul 01, 2009
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ISBN: #9789629548575
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Laurence Sterne's most famous novel is a biting satire of literary conventions and contemporary eighteenth-century values. Renowned for its parody of established narrative techniques, Tristram Shandy is commonly regarded as the forerunner of avant-garde fiction. Tristram's characteristic digressions on a whole range of unlikely subjects (including battle strategy and noses!) are endlessly surprising and make this one of Britain's greatest comic achievements. A cast of strange characters populate this strangest of novels: gentle Uncle Toby, sarcastic Walter and of course, the pompous, garrulous Tristram himself. This edition is read by Anton Lesser in a tour de force performance.

Author(s): Laurence Sterne
Genre: Classics
Original Publish Date: Jan 01, 1900

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Author(s): Laurence Sterne
Product Number EB00610136
Released: May 17, 2015
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: William Collins
ISBN: #9780007502721

Professional reviews

"Sterne's classic novel is marked by the driest of wits, an eye for human stupidities, and the author's willingness to meander away, following any seeming blind tangent that only he could weave into the fictional life story of the main character. Such a story requires a narrator who can communicate superiority and detachment, and John Moffatt does both. Moffatt is restrained, and, rather than trying to give each character a fully independent voice, he rightly allows the author's voice to color all. His pacing is first-rate, as he frequently slows to allow each of Sterne's pointed observations to sink in. G.T.B. (c) AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine"

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