Tristram Shandy. / Sterne, Laurence; Hawley, Judith (Editor).

1 ed. New York : W. W. Norton, 2018. 359 p. (Norton Critical Edition).

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This edition represents substantial textual and critical research. Early editions were collated and a new text prepared. The Preface and annotations are light, as appropriate for the audience and required by the publisher, but the critical appendices demonstrate a thorough engagement with the context and critical interpretation of the novel.
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.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherW. W. Norton
Number of pages359
ISBN (Print)9780393921366
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2018

Publication series

NameNorton Critical Edition
PublisherW W Norton


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