Yorick and the Critics: Sterne's Reputation in England, 1760-1868.

Howes, Alan B.

Published by Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 1958
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. ix (i), 186 (2) pp, preface, short titles, 1. The "Many Handles" of Tristram Shandy (1760-67); 2. Becoming a Classic (1768-79); 3. "Beauties" and Bowdlerization (1780-92); 4. "Borrowed Plumes" (1793-1814); 5. The Rediscovery of Tristram Shandy (1815- 50); 6. Mountebank or Genius? (1851-68); index Yale Studies in English, Volume 139: First Edition, 1958. "Laurence Sterne complained a few weeks before his death that he wished he 'could have got an act of parliament' when his books first appeared to prevent any 'but wise men' from reading them. The justice of his complaint has often been only too evident. The history of Sterne criticism in England between the publication of the first two volumes of Tristram Shandy in 1760 and the centenary of Sterne's death in 1868 shows his gradual emergence as a classic among the masters of English fiction. But it also shows more than this: each period reveals something of its own critical sensibility in its attitude toward Sterne." from the Preface. Price clipped. Lightly age-toned spine dj, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 002703

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Title: Yorick and the Critics: Sterne's Reputation ...

Publisher: Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

Publication Date: 1958

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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