Try Premium for 30 days

Live games for all NFL, MLB, NBA, & NHL teams
Commercial-Free Music
No Display Ads
A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy-logo

A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy

Laurence Sterne

After the bizarre textual antics of "Tristram Shandy", this book would seem to require a literary health warning. Sure enough, it opens in mid-conversation upon a subject never explained; meanders after a fashion through a hundred pages, then fizzles out in mid-sentence - so, a plotless novel lacking a beginning, a middle or an end. Let us say: an exercise in the infinitely comic. "There is not a secret so aiding to the progress of sociality, as to get master of this short hand, and to be quick in rendering the several turns of looks and limbs with all their inflections and delineations, into plain words." Sterne calls his fine sensitivity to body language (as we now term it) "translation". Much of the pleasure to be had from this wonderfully engaging book comes from his unmatched ability to extract random details from the chaos of experience to create comic turns imbued with Feeling. His Parson Yorick is the Sentimental Traveller: certainly a Man of Feeling, but one in whom "Nature has so wove her web of kindness, that some threads of love and desire are entangled with the piece..." (Summary by Martin Geeson)

After the bizarre textual antics of "Tristram Shandy", this book would seem to require a literary health warning. Sure enough, it opens in mid-conversation upon a subject never explained; meanders after a fashion through a hundred pages, then fizzles out in mid-sentence - so, a plotless novel lacking a beginning, a middle or an end. Let us say: an exercise in the infinitely comic. "There is not a secret so aiding to the progress of sociality, as to get master of this short hand, and to be quick in rendering the several turns of looks and limbs with all their inflections and delineations, into plain words." Sterne calls his fine sensitivity to body language (as we now term it) "translation". Much of the pleasure to be had from this wonderfully engaging book comes from his unmatched ability to extract random details from the chaos of experience to create comic turns imbued with Feeling. His Parson Yorick is the Sentimental Traveller: certainly a Man of Feeling, but one in whom "Nature has so wove her web of kindness, that some threads of love and desire are entangled with the piece..." (Summary by Martin Geeson)
More Information

Genres:

Fiction

Description:

After the bizarre textual antics of "Tristram Shandy", this book would seem to require a literary health warning. Sure enough, it opens in mid-conversation upon a subject never explained; meanders after a fashion through a hundred pages, then fizzles out in mid-sentence - so, a plotless novel lacking a beginning, a middle or an end. Let us say: an exercise in the infinitely comic. "There is not a secret so aiding to the progress of sociality, as to get master of this short hand, and to be quick in rendering the several turns of looks and limbs with all their inflections and delineations, into plain words." Sterne calls his fine sensitivity to body language (as we now term it) "translation". Much of the pleasure to be had from this wonderfully engaging book comes from his unmatched ability to extract random details from the chaos of experience to create comic turns imbued with Feeling. His Parson Yorick is the Sentimental Traveller: certainly a Man of Feeling, but one in whom "Nature has so wove her web of kindness, that some threads of love and desire are entangled with the piece..." (Summary by Martin Geeson)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

6h


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

16:39


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

12:24


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

13:00


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

15:39


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

11:58


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

14:38


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

15:27


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

14:24


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

16:55


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

14:31


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

15:12


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

15:55


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

10:28


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

15:27


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

14:42


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

12:49


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

19:23


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

16:38


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

13:44


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

10:06


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

12:58


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

17:58


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

12:47


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

10:34


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

15:56