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By Laurence Sterne

ISBN-10: 0140437797

ISBN-13: 9780140437799

A Sentimental Journey is a unique with out a plot, a trip with out a vacation spot. It documents the adventures of the amiable Parson Yorick, as he units off on his travels via France and Italy, relishing his encounters with all demeanour of fellows and women-particularly the gorgeous ones. Sterne's story swiftly strikes clear of the narrative of shuttle to turn into a sequence of dramatic sketches, ironic incidents, philosophical musings, memories, and anecdotes; sharp wit is blended with gaiety, irony with smooth feeling. With A Sentimental Journey, in addition to his masterpiece, Tristram Shandy, Sterne cast a really unique kind and proven himself because the first of the stream-of-consciousness writers.

This new Penguin Classics version beneficial properties an creation that discusses the radical on the subject of Sterne's different writing and locations it in the context of "sentimental" literature. additionally integrated are a chronology, feedback for extra examining, and entire explanatory notes.

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That’s all; will you have me just as I am? CAROLINE: Yes, Madame. MARQUISE: In that case, come here so that I can give you your deposit. ] Done: now you’re mine. CAROLINE: When does Madame wish me to take up residence here? MARQUISE: When? Right away. CAROLINE: Today? MARQUISE: This moment. CAROLINE: Then I’ll go to the hotel and get . . MARQUISE: Your luggage? Not at all; we’ll have it brought here. ] You’re no longer to leave me; that’s final. Your apartment is ready; it’s over 32 Five Comedies there .

DUKE: Because an impulse of the best and most respectable kind impels me to ask it of you. Come on! ] Thank you! Take good care of my mother. CAROLINE: So you’re the Marquis? DUKE: No, I’m his brother. CAROLINE: The Marquise only mentioned one son. DUKE [with feeling]: That does happen to her occasionally. It’s my own fault. ] LÉONIE [entering at rear]: Here I am! CAROLINE [running to her]: Oh, Léonie dear! As you can see, I came on my own. LÉONIE: I know. I didn’t get anyone to announce me, because I wanted to see if you’d still recognize me.

Will you sacrifice your needle for me? CAROLINE: Gladly. MARQUISE: Oh—by the way—one handicap. I fall asleep sometimes, right in the middle of talking to you. It isn’t boredom; my brain is in constant activity, and sometimes it just stops like a watch; you must leave me to my sleep, then, until it passes of its own accord; don’t worry, I don’t snore. Finally, I’m living here with my son the Marquis; he is melancholy by temperament; living alone with me, he thinks out loud sometimes; he’s a good boy, but it saddens me.

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