A Sentimental Journey and Other Writings (Oxford World's Classics)

A Sentimental Journey and Other Writings (Oxford World's Classics)

Laurence Sterne


'Love is not anything with out feeling. And feeling continues to be much less with out love.'

Celebrated in its personal day because the progenitor of 'a college of soppy writers', A Sentimental Journey (1768) has outlasted its many imitators as a result humour and mischievous eroticism that tell Mr Yorick's travels. getting down to trip to France and Italy he will get little extra than Lyons yet reveals a lot to understand, unlike modern trip writers whom Sterne satirizes within the figures of Smelfungus and Mundungus. A grasp of ambiguity and double entendre, Sterne is however as involved as his friends with exploring the character of advantage; in contrast to different writers of soppy fiction Sterne insists at the inseparability of wish and feeling.

This re-creation contains a choice from The Sermons of Mr Yorick, which make clear the worries of the Journey, The magazine to Eliza, which documents Sterne's emotions as he languishes for the corporate of Eliza Draper, and A Political Romance, the satire on an area ecclesiastical squabble that used to be the catalyst for Sterne's literary career.

About the sequence: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made to be had the broadest spectrum of literature from all over the world. every one cheap quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, delivering the main actual textual content plus a wealth of alternative important beneficial properties, together with specialist introductions by way of top gurus, voluminous notes to explain the textual content, up to date bibliographies for additional examine, and masses more.

Show sample text content

Download sample