Laurence Sterne

A Sentimental Journey (Wordsworth Classics)

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A Sentimental Journey is a novel without a plot, a journey without a destination. It records the adventures of the amiable Parson Yorick, as he sets off on his travels through France and Italy, relishing his encounters with all manner of men and women—particularly the pretty ones. Sterne’s tale rapidly moves away from the narrative of travel to become a series of dramatic sketches, ironic incidents, philosophical musings, reminiscences, and anecdotes; sharp wit is mixed with gaiety, irony with tender feeling. With A Sentimental Journey, as well as his masterpiece, Tristram Shandy, Sterne forged a truly original style and established himself as the first of the stream-of-consciousness writers.

2 reviews for A Sentimental Journey (Wordsworth Classics)

  1. Anil Kumar (Verified Purchase)

    Sterne is a master of style. This and Tristram Shandy remain a testament to that. Arrived exactly on time, packaged as expected and in perfect condition.

  2. mehul verma (Verified Purchase)

    Would absolutely recommend this book, even if 18th century literature may sound threatening or boring.

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