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Laurence Sterne: A Life

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Published in 2001 by Oxford University Press. Dark blue cloth bound hard covers with gilt lettering to the spine, no obvious shelf wear. The dust jacket has some light creasing to the top edges. All pages are bright and tightly bound. No inscriptions. The book has the overall appearance of having had little to no use. Laurence Sterne was in his mid-forties when the publication of "Tristram Shandy" catapulted him from obscurity into unprecedented literary fame. The story of how a provincial clergyman became the most fashionable writer of his day is extraordinary, and all the more remarkable for having been engineered by its subject. "I wrote not to be fed, but to be famous", Laurence Sterne declared of his comic masterpiece, and in order to achieve his ambition he became an assiduous networker, as astute a self-publicist as any modern author could hope to be. "Tristram Shandy" remains one of the most innovative and influential novels in world literature, and Ian Campbell Ross makes full use of available materials to examine Sterne's life and career and the cult of the celebrity author.

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Author(s):
Campbell Ross, Ian
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
6½" x 9½"
Edition:
1st
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0192122355
ISBN-13:
9780192122353
Number of pages:
498
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Title:
Laurence Sterne: A Life

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Published in 2001 by Oxford University Press. Dark blue cloth bound hard covers with gilt lettering to the spine, no obvious shelf wear. The dust jacket has some light creasing to the top edges. All pages are bright and tightly bound. No inscriptions. The book has the overall appearance of having had little to no use. Laurence Sterne was in his mid-forties when the publication of "Tristram Shandy" catapulted him from obscurity into unprecedented literary fame. The story of how a provincial clergyman became the most fashionable writer of his day is extraordinary, and all the more remarkable for having been engineered by its subject. "I wrote not to be fed, but to be famous", Laurence Sterne declared of his comic masterpiece, and in order to achieve his ambition he became an assiduous networker, as astute a self-publicist as any modern author could hope to be. "Tristram Shandy" remains one of the most innovative and influential novels in world literature, and Ian Campbell Ross makes full use of available materials to examine Sterne's life and career and the cult of the celebrity author.

Author(s):
Campbell Ross, Ian
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
6½" x 9½"
Edition:
1st
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0192122355
ISBN-13:
9780192122353
Number of pages:
498
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Title:
Laurence Sterne: A Life

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