Laurence Sterne

Standard Name: Sterne, Laurence


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Education Elinor Glyn
After Elinor Sutherland (later EG ) turned fourteen she no longer had a governess. Eager for intellectual stimulation, she took it upon herself to read everything in her stepfather 's book collection, which had recently...
Education Maria Riddell
The future MR was in all probability privately educated. At sixteen she wrote a poem to commemorate the pleasure of reading with a friend the works of Milton , Pope , Spenser , Shakespeare ...
Education Sarah Orne Jewett
She read extensively as a child, and came early to authors as diverse as Jane Austen , George Eliot , Margaret Oliphant , Henry Fielding , Laurence Sterne , Elizabeth Gaskell and Harriet Beecher Stowe
Education Sara Jeannette Duncan
Writing by SJD suggests that some of her early reading included Sterne and Defoe . She also had access to Blackwood's and the Cornhill Magazine, and romantic novels by Mary Cecil Hay and Mary Jane Holmes .
Fowler, Marian. Redney: A Life of Sara Jeannette Duncan. Anansi.
Education Melesina Trench
Her successive years with different guardians account for the apparent inconsistency in her comments about her education. In maturity she named her favourite youthful reading as Shakespeare , Molière , and Sterne .
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Yet she...
Family and Intimate relationships Elizabeth Strutt
The paintings he exhibited at the Royal Academy were mostly landscapes; it may not be fanciful to see the influence of his marriage in the two titles he showed (for the first time) in 1819:...
Family and Intimate relationships Lady Mary Walker
Foscolo read Petrarch and Sterne together with Hamilton's daughter Sophia. Then he seduced her, and went back to Italy leaving her pregnant. The baby was called Mary after her grandmother, and stayed with Lady Mary...
Fictionalization Eliza Kirkham Mathews
EKM 's representation by her husband's second wife as a pathetic victim, idealistic but foolish and untalented, paved the way for Virginia Woolf 's portrait. Woolf seized on details given by Anne Mathews: the best...
Friends, Associates Elizabeth Graeme Ferguson
EGF had met novelist Laurence Sterne and botanist-physician John Fothergill in London. Among her large circle of friends at home, other writers were prominent. She knew the poet Nathaniel Evans and the physician and educator...
Intertextuality and Influence Phebe Gibbes
In addition to its over-riding themes of colonialism and the marriage market, this novel, set in early British Calcutta (and incorporating a good deal of travel book material), is much concerned with literature and with...
Intertextuality and Influence Willa Muir
WM heads her essay with a quotation from Laurence Sterne 's Tristram Shandy: Methinks, brother, replied my father, you might, at least, know so much as the right end of a woman from the...
Intertextuality and Influence A. Woodfin
Mrs Dubois makes a second marriage to a widower, Mr Ravenshaw. Something in their Minds attracted them to each other. They thought it was Friendship, and called it so; but their Friends termed it Love...
Intertextuality and Influence Frances O'Neill
The volume includes poems of natural description, of meditation, and of political comment. FON expresses delight at the election victory on 9 August 1802 (in John Wilkes's old constituency of Middlesex) of Sir Francis Burdett
Intertextuality and Influence Susanna Haswell Rowson
Here SHR makes a preface out of her unwillingness to write a preface: this concept is Sterne an, and so is the abrupt opening. I can't for my life see the necessity of it, said...
Intertextuality and Influence Isabella Beeton
The chapter on Domestic Servants opens by noting archly the conviction that the race of good servants has died out, at least in England, although they do order these things better in France
Beeton, Isabella. Mrs Beeton’s Book of Household Management. Editor Humble, Nicola, Oxford University Press.


1532-early 1552: These years saw the gradual appearance of...

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1532-early 1552

These years saw the gradual appearance of the work of scurrilous, obscene, and philosophicalsatire generally known in English as Gargantua and Pantagruel, by François Rabelais (1483?-?9 April 1553).

1739: Sir Richard Manningham, fashionable man-midwife...

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Sir Richard Manningham , fashionable man-midwife or obstetrician, opened England's first lying-in infirmary or medical centre reserved for childbirth, in a house next-door to his own in Jermyn Street, London.

Last week of December 1759: Laurence Sterne published the first two volumes...

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Last week of December 1759

Laurence Sterne published the first two volumes of his first novel, The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy.

22 May 1760: Laurence Sterne published Sermons of Mr....

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22 May 1760

Laurence Sterne published Sermons of Mr. Yorick.

30 January 1767: Laurence Sterne published the ninth and final...

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30 January 1767

Laurence Sterne published the ninth and final volume of his novelTristram Shandy, which had begun in December 1759.

27 February 1768: A month before he died, Laurence Sterne published...

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27 February 1768

A month before he died, Laurence Sterne published the work which is generally classed as his second novel (also an episodic travel book), A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy.

By September 1782: The Letters of the black Londoner Ignatius...

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By September 1782

The Letters of the black Londoner Ignatius Sancho were published two years after the author's death.

August 1813: The Critical Review published its first welcome...

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August 1813

The Critical Review published its first welcome to Eaton Stannard Barrett 's famous parody of sentimental novels, The Heroine, or Adventures of the Fair Romance Reader.

February 2007: Social anthropologist Mary Douglas published...

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February 2007

Social anthropologist Mary Douglas published a brief study of literary composition entitled Thinking in Circles: An Essay on Ring Composition.


Sterne, Laurence. Tristram Shandy. Ann Ward; R. and J. Dodsley; T. Becket and P.A. Dehondt.
Sterne, Laurence. Tristram Shandy. Editor Work, James Aiken, Oxford University Press, 1986.