Vie et opinions de Tristram Shandy

République des Lettres
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Texte intégral révisé suivi d'une biographie de Laurence Sterne. En dépit du titre qui se voudrait biographique, la personne dont on parle le moins dans le roman est le héros, Tristram Shandy. Quand on est parvenu à la moitié de l'ouvrage, il est sur le point de naître, lorsqu'on le termine, il est au seuil de l'enfance. Laurence Sterne procède par bonds, interrompant son récit de digressions sur les causes de nos idées obscures, le temps psychologique, la création, l'impuissance, les enfants précoces, l'amour, l'art militaire, la société anglaise, les vêtements des anciens Romains... Des pages sont consacrées à ses impressions d'un voyage en France. "Je ne dirige pas ma plume, confesse l'auteur du "Voyage sentimental", elle me dirige." Il cite souvent Montaigne et Cervantès qui sont parmi ses auteurs préférés, imite Rabelais et, dans la peinture des caractères, Addison, mais se moque de l'érudition et ridiculise les pédants. Avec une volubilité géniale, il provoque tantôt le sourire, tantôt les larmes. C'est un sentimental, mais, fils du siècle de la galanterie, il ne recule pas devant les épisodes audacieux et les malicieux sous-entendus qui font un étrange contraste avec la profondeur de certaines réflexions. Çà et là, nous trouvons des pages entières laissées en blanc, des passages remplacés par une suite d'astérisques, des ratures, des bizarreries. Sterne est un maître de l'humour, de la fantaisie et de l'excentricité.

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République des Lettres
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Published on
Feb 26, 2018
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Pages
708
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ISBN
9782824904009
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Language
French
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Fiction / Classics
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This comprehensive eBook presents the complete works of Laurence Sterne, with numerous illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Sterne's life and works
* Concise introductions to the novels and other texts
* ALL the novels sermons and letters, with individual contents tables
* Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Includes Sterne's JOURNAL TO ELIZA, discovered many years after his death - appearing here for the first time in digital print
* Rare non-fiction texts often missed out of collections
* Features two biographies - discover Sterne's literary life
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres

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CONTENTS:

The Satires And Novels
A Political Romance
The Life And Opinions Of Tristram Shandy
A Sentimental Journey

The Sermons
The Sermons Of Laurence Sterne

The Letters
Letters From Yorick To Eliza
Original Letters Of The Late Reverend Mr. Laurence Sterne
Letters Of The Late Rev. Mr. Laurence Sterne To His Most Intimate Friends

The Non-fiction
Journal To Eliza
Yorick’s Meditations Upon Various Interesting And Important Subjects
Explanatory Remarks Upon The Life And Opinions Of Tristram Shandy: Wherein, The Morals And Politics Of This Piece Are Clearly Laid Open, By Jeremiah Kunastrokius, M.d.
The Beauties Of Sterne

The Biographies
Memoirs Of The Life And Family Of The Late Reverend Mr. Laurence Sterne, Written By Himself
Sterne By H.d. Traill

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'Love is nothing without feeling. And feeling is still less without love.' Celebrated in its own day as the progenitor of 'a school of sentimental writers', A Sentimental Journey (1768) has outlasted its many imitators because of the humour and mischievous eroticism that inform Mr Yorick's travels. Setting out to journey to France and Italy he gets little further than Lyons but finds much to appreciate, in contrast to contemporary travel writers whom Sterne satirizes in the figures of Smelfungus and Mundungus. A master of ambiguity and double entendre, Sterne is nevertheless as concerned as his peers with exploring the nature of virtue; unlike other writers of sentimental fiction Sterne insists on the inseparability of desire and feeling. This new edition includes a selection from The Sermons of Mr Yorick, which shed light on the concerns of the Journey, The Journal to Eliza, which records Sterne's feelings as he languishes for the company of Eliza Draper, and A Political Romance, the satire on a local ecclesiastical squabble that was the catalyst for Sterne's literary career. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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