Laurence Sterne

Standard Name: Sterne, Laurence


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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...
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
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 Mary Ann Cavendish Bradshaw
There follows a fighting critical Dissertation Respecting Patrons and Dedications, which covers the issues of male disrespect for female authors, the tyranny of critics, and over-insistence on moral instruction (with Hannah More 's Coelebs...
Intertextuality and Influence Mary Latter
ML here accords honorific citation to Dryden and Pope ,
Latter, Mary. Pro & Con. T. Lowndes.
repeated mockery to the over-long words she sees as favoured by Dr Johnson ,
Latter, Mary. Pro & Con. T. Lowndes.
vii, 14
and contempt to the famous John Bunyan of...
Intertextuality and Influence Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Robert Lee Wolff argues that this is one of MEB 's very best Wilkie Collins -style investigations.
Wolff, Robert Lee. Sensational Victorian. Garland.
As in much of MEB 's other fiction in this style, the reader can easily and...
Intertextuality and Influence Jane Taylor
Tomkins (whose words open the novel in very much the way that Sterne 's narrator opens A Sentimental Journey) is in search of a wife, but early rules out the heroine from consideration. She...
Intertextuality and Influence Alethea Lewis
Her first chapter explicitly addresses critics, and the authorial voice is often in dialogue with imagined readers—who are given a kind of life as typical young eligibles: the lovely Florinda and her favoured swain.
Feminist Companion Archive.
Intertextuality and Influence Mrs Martin
Each volume has an introductory chapter, addressing the reader in the manner of, and with some images borrowed from, Henry Fielding or Laurence Sterne (the latter, indeed, is mentioned by name). MM hopes her reader...


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.