Laurence Sterne

Standard Name: Sterne, Laurence


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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, 1983.
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, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, 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 ...
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 Jane Harvey
In addition to quotation from Milton , Pope , and Thomson , this book has a Sterne an flavour, with passages titled from sights (like The Theatre Royal and The Merchants's Court) alternating with...
Intertextuality and Influence Anna Maria Bennett
In the central plot a number of lives are ruined by the fact that a generation ago an upper-class rake, James Neville, has fathered various children by different women, most of them illegitimate, who have...
Intertextuality and Influence Charlotte Smith
A preface (in the first volume) quotes the words of Samuel Johnson (with apology for applying them to so trifling a matter as novel-writing) about working at his dictionary amid grief and illness, feeling cut...
Intertextuality and Influence Elizabeth Bonhote
The hero of this episodic novel, a happily married curate with three children to bring up on £80 a year, and repining on their behalf at his poverty, takes Sentimental Rambles
Garside, Peter, James Raven, and Rainer Schöwerling, editors. The English Novel 1770-1829. Oxford University Press, 2000.
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Intertextuality and Influence Mariana Starke
Here MS found the mixture that would characterise all her travel writing: vivid first-hand narrative and evocation, and reliable well-set-out information about practical matters like mileages and information about the state of roads and inns...
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...


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).
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 of his first novel, The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy.
22 May 1760
Laurence Sterne published Sermons of Mr. Yorick.
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 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 Sancho were published two years after the author's death.
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 a brief study of literary composition entitled Thinking in Circles: An Essay on Ring Composition.