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Tristram Shandy

Sterne, Laurence (Book - 1991 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Tristram Shandy


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"Presents the eighteenth-century comic novel in which Tristram Shandy, the narrator, attempts to tell the story of his life but becomes totally bogged down in tales of his eccentric family."
Authors: Sterne, Laurence, 1713-1768
Title: Tristram Shandy
Publisher: New York :, Knopf :, Distributed by Random House,, 1991
Characteristics: xxix, 197 p. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Laurence Sterne ; with an introduction by Peter Conrad
Summary: "Presents the eighteenth-century comic novel in which Tristram Shandy, the narrator, attempts to tell the story of his life but becomes totally bogged down in tales of his eccentric family."
ISBN: 0679405607
9780679405603
Branch Call Number: FICTION STERNE 1991
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Report This Dec 17, 2012
  • wbellott rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Laugh out loud funny. Absurd and literary in the tradition of The Praise of Folly. The French travelogue about 2/3 of the way through is pretty dull, I recommend skipping over it entirely and getting back to the story of Tristram's Uncle and the widow woman next door.

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  • Claidheamohmor rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Since Tristram Shandy has older, more verbose language, being patient with your reading and understanding of the writing can reward you with some good laughs.

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  • vickiz rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Intriguing, dense, rich and challenging, this book is ostensibly the title character's first person narrative about his life. He is easily distracted, rambles on, and contemplates everything from sex to philosophy to household mishaps. Tristram Shandy's is a lively stream of consciousness style that is decidedly precocious and modern for a book published in the mid 1700s.

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  • Claidheamohmor rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Claidheamohmor thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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