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Tristram Shandy : a book for free spirits, Melvyn New, (electronic resource)

Label
Tristram Shandy : a book for free spirits
Title
Tristram Shandy
Title remainder
a book for free spirits
Statement of responsibility
Melvyn New
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Provides in-depth analysis of the literary work Tristram Shandy, as well as its importance and critical reception. Includes a chronology of the life and works of the author
  • Samuel Johnson and Samuel Richardson condemned it. James Boswell and Goethe proclaimed it a masterpiece. And from the beginning Sterne realized he had written a book that would not suit everyone's taste. For more than two centuries. Tristram Shandy (1759-67) has astounded - and by turns confounded, captivated, angered, and amused but ever entertained - readers worldwide. While on the surface a comic, disjointed account of the title character's life and times, the work is in fact a brilliant commentary on life's inherent chaos, the pointed challenge of British clergy-man-turned-author Laurence Sterne to the twin concepts of rationalism and sentimentalism. Delineating his views through skillfully drawn representations - among them Tristram, Yorick, and Uncle Toby - Sterne pinpointed issues central to not only his era but our own. Filled with thought-provoking ideas and marked by an open, conversational writing style, Tristram Shandy: A Book for Free Spirits is an adroit guide to understanding the aims and achievements of Sterne's masterpiece and to fully appreciating its lessons for contemporary times
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
GVRL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
New, Melvyn
Dewey number
  • 823/.6
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
PR3714.T73
LC item number
N44 1994eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
  • Twayne's masterwork studies
  • Gale virtual reference library
Series volume
no. 132
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Sterne, Laurence
Label
Tristram Shandy : a book for free spirits, Melvyn New, (electronic resource)
Link
http://find.galegroup.com/openurl/openurl?url_ver=Z39.88-2004&url_ctx_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:ctx&req_dat=info:sid/gale:ugnid:nhmccd_main&res_id=info:sid/gale:GVRL&ctx_enc=info:ofi:enc:UTF-8&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:book&rft_id=info:sid/gale:bmcode:recid/3FAP
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 143-148) and index
Contents
Chronology: Laurence Sterne's life and works -- Literary and historical context -- The milieu of Tristram Shandy -- The importance of Tristram Shandy -- Tristram Shandy among the critics : a reading -- Introduction -- Satire -- Heads -- Hearts -- Joy -- Tartuffery
Control code
ocn734020769
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 152 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780805719437
Isbn Type
(electronic book)
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1476053
  • (OCoLC)734020769
Label
Tristram Shandy : a book for free spirits, Melvyn New, (electronic resource)
Link
http://find.galegroup.com/openurl/openurl?url_ver=Z39.88-2004&url_ctx_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:ctx&req_dat=info:sid/gale:ugnid:nhmccd_main&res_id=info:sid/gale:GVRL&ctx_enc=info:ofi:enc:UTF-8&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:book&rft_id=info:sid/gale:bmcode:recid/3FAP
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 143-148) and index
Contents
Chronology: Laurence Sterne's life and works -- Literary and historical context -- The milieu of Tristram Shandy -- The importance of Tristram Shandy -- Tristram Shandy among the critics : a reading -- Introduction -- Satire -- Heads -- Hearts -- Joy -- Tartuffery
Control code
ocn734020769
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 152 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780805719437
Isbn Type
(electronic book)
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1476053
  • (OCoLC)734020769

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