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Tristram Shandy

First Edition


Laurence Sterne (Author), Judith Hawley (Editor)

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This Norton Critical Edition includes:

· The first London edition (1759) of Sterne’s revolutionary and influential novel.

· Textual notes, explanatory footnotes, and a preface by Judith Hawley.

· Three illustrations.

· The Author on the Novel, fourteen judiciously chosen letters from the latest scholarly edition.

· A wide range of early responses that demonstrate Tristram Shandy’s changing reception from its publication through the nineteenth century.

· Eleven major critical interpretations, ten of them new to this edition.

· A Chronology of Laurence Sterne’s life and work and a Selected Bibliography.  

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