A Sentimental Journey and Other Writings

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 ...

A Sentimental Journey and Other Writings

'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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A Sentimental Journey and Other Writings
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Laurence Sterne
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003-07-10 - Publisher: OUP Oxford

'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
A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy
Language: en
Pages: 264
Authors: Laurence Sterne
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-08-25 - Publisher: Broadview Press

The quintessential novel of sentiment, A Sentimental Journey masquerades as the fragmentary travel journal of Parson Yorick, a whimsical and amorous Englishman abroad. Accompanied through Paris and the provinces by his loyal French valet, Yorick enjoys a variety of sentimental and often comic encounters with a lively range of French
A Sentimental Journey and Other Writings
Language: en
Pages: 262
Authors: Laurence Sterne
Categories: Travelers
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020 - Publisher:

Sterne travelled extensively in the 1760s, and drew on his experiences to write the narrative of Mr Yorick, the sentimental traveller. This volume demonstrates the rare early satire which marked the beginning of the major phase of Sterne's career.
A Sentimental Journey
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Laurence Sterne
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-03-26 - Publisher: Penguin Classics

“Funny, human, highly learned and literary, sexy, and filled with psychological nuances that remain unrivaled at the hands of any other psychological writer.” —André Aciman A Penguin Classic A Sentimental Journey is a novel without a plot, a journey without a destination. It records the adventures of the amiable Parson
A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy
Language: en
Pages: 252
Authors: Laurence Sterne
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006 - Publisher: Hackett Publishing

In annotated texts based on those of the acclaimed Florida Edition of The Works of Laurence Sterne, this edition features the two works Sterne produced in the final year of his illness-plagued life: the witty, bawdy, pathetic, and thoughtful A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy; and Continuation of the