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  • Paperback
  • Bookstore's Wholesale Price: $18.00
  • September 2018
  • ISBN: 978-0-393-92136-6
  • 359 pages
  • Territory Rights: Worldwide


Tristram Shandy

A Norton Critical Edition

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Laurence Sterne (Author), Judith Hawley (Editor)

 

“Packed with carefully curated supplementary goodies, Hawley’s edition will allow students and scholars alike to appreciate the breadth and depth of Sterne’s wit, creativity, and pathos.” —Evan Gottlieb, Oregon State University  

 

“This new edition of Tristram expands commentary by the great early novelists and by today’s most influential critics.” —Paula Backscheider, Auburn University

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.  

About the Series

Read by more than 12 million students over fifty-five years, Norton Critical Editions set the standard for apparatus that is right for undergraduate readers. The three-part format—annotated text, contexts, and criticism—helps students to better understand, analyze, and appreciate the literature, while opening a wide range of teaching possibilities for instructors. Whether in print or in digital format, Norton Critical Editions provide all the resources students need.

 

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ILLUSTRATIONS

Reproductions of William Hogarth’s two frontispieces and a map of the city of Namur help illustrate plot points of the novel.

NEW CRITICISM

Among the ten scholarly interpretations new to this Norton Critical Edition are excerpts from Viktor Shklovsky’s seminal Theory of Prose and a 2016 overview of critical responses throughout the ages regarding John Locke’s influence on Sterne.

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