Masterwork Studies Series: Tristram Shandy

New, Melvyn

Published by Twayne Publishers, 1994
ISBN 10: 080578358X / ISBN 13: 9780805783582
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Series Editor: Robert Lecker, McGill University

Written in an easy-to-read, accessible style by teachers with years of classroom experience, Masterwork Studies are guides to the literary works most frequently studied in high school. Presenting ideas that spark imaginations, these books helpstudents to gain background knowledge on great literature useful for papers andexams. The goal of each study is to encourage creative thinking by presenting engaging information about each work and its author. This approach allows students to arrive at sound analyses of their own, based on in-depth studies of popular literature. Each volume:

  • Illuminates themes and concepts of a classic text
  • Uses clear, conversational language
  • Is an accessible, manageable length from 140 to 170 pages
  • Includes a chronology of the authors life and era
  • Provides an overview of the historical context
  • Offers a summary of its critical reception
  • Lists primary and secondary sources and index

From the Back Cover: 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.

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Title: Masterwork Studies Series: Tristram Shandy
Publisher: Twayne Publishers
Publication Date: 1994
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: 1st Edition.

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