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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin Classics
Publication date June 1, 2003
Pages 735
Binding Paperback
Edition Reissue
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780141439778
ISBN-10 0141439777
Dimensions 1.25 by 5 by 7.50 in.
Weight 1.20 lbs.
Original list price $13.00
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Offers the classic story of a young man's experiences since conception and his interpretation of the art of writing. (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Endlessly digressive, boundlessly imaginative and unmatched in its absurd and timeless wit

Laurence Sterne's great masterpiece of bawdy humour and rich satire defies any attempt to categorize it, with a rich metafictional narrative that might classify it as the first 'postmodern' novel. Part novel, part digression, its gloriously disordered narrative interweaves the birth and life of the unfortunate 'hero' Tristram Shandy, the eccentric philosophy of his father Walter, the amours and military obsessions of Uncle Toby, and a host of other characters, including Dr Slop, Corporal Trim and the parson Yorick. A joyful celebration of the endless possibilities of the art of fiction, Tristram Shandy is also a wry demonstration of its limitations. The text and notes of this volume are based on the acclaimed Florida Edition, with a critical introduction by Melvyn New and Christopher Ricks's introductory essay from the first Penguin Classics edition. 

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Editions
Paperback
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from Createspace Independent Pub (December 26, 2015); titled "The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy"
9781522933243 | details & prices | 384 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.87 in. | List price $16.99
About: Laurence Sterne's great masterpiece of bawdy humour and rich satire defies any attempt to categorize it.
from Createspace Independent Pub (December 26, 2015); titled "The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy"
9781522933564 | details & prices | 386 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.87 in. | List price $16.99
About: Laurence Sterne's great masterpiece of bawdy humour and rich satire defies any attempt to categorize it.
With Oliver Goldsmith | from Kessinger Pub Co (June 30, 2007); titled "The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy"
9781432683832 | details & prices | 552 pages | 7.25 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 2.10 lbs | List price $42.95
About: This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original.
from Read Books (January 31, 2006); titled "The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy"
9781406795257 | details & prices | 360 pages | List price $31.99
About: Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive.
from Pomona Pr (January 31, 2006); titled "The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy"
9781406795264 | details & prices | 340 pages | List price $31.99
About: Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive.
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With Joan New, Melvyn New | Reissue edition from Penguin Classics (June 1, 2003); titled "The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy"
9780141439778 | details & prices | 735 pages | 5.00 × 7.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $13.00
About: Offers the classic story of a young man's experiences since conception and his interpretation of the art of writing.
With J. D. Von Pischke (other contributor) | from Viking Pr 4.50 × 7.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $9.95
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About: The classical story of a young man's experiences since conception and his interpretation of the art of writing

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