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The Life & Opinions of Tristam Shandy Gentleman Laurence Sterne

The Life & Opinions of Tristam Shandy Gentleman

Laurence Sterne

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Ostensibly Tristrams narration of his life story, one of the central jokes of the novel is that the main character cannot explain anything simply without making explanatory diversions to add context & color to his tale, to the extent that we doMoreOstensibly Tristrams narration of his life story, one of the central jokes of the novel is that the main character cannot explain anything simply without making explanatory diversions to add context & color to his tale, to the extent that we do not even reach Tristrams own birth until Volume 3. Most of the action is concerned with domestic upsets or comic misunderstandings, which find humor in the opposing temperaments. In between such events, Tristram as narrator finds himself discoursing at length on sexual practices, insults, the influence of ones name, noses, as well as explorations of obstetrics, siege warfare & philosophy, as he struggles to marshall his material & finish the story of his life.