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A Sentimental Journey

Laurence Sterne

Published just months before his death in 1768, A Sentimental Journey is Sterne’s lightly fictionalised account of his own European travels; and being Sterne, it is more about digressions, misunderstandings and risqué jokes than the places he visits. Narrated by the (apparently) innocent Parson Yorick, who appeared in Sterne’s other masterpiece, Tristram Shandy, it is full of anecdote and incident, and is far more about the people than the landscapes on the road from Calais. Despite the title, any sentimentality is offset by the elegance of the writing, the engaging companionship of Yorick himself and the constant, playful surprises.

Published just months before his death in 1768, A Sentimental Journey is Sterne’s lightly fictionalised account of his own European travels; and being Sterne, it is more about digressions, misunderstandings and risqué jokes than the places he visits. Narrated by the (apparently) innocent Parson Yorick, who appeared in Sterne’s other masterpiece, Tristram Shandy, it is full of anecdote and incident, and is far more about the people than the landscapes on the road from Calais. Despite the title, any sentimentality is offset by the elegance of the writing, the engaging companionship of Yorick himself and the constant, playful surprises.
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Genres:

Classics

Description:

Published just months before his death in 1768, A Sentimental Journey is Sterne’s lightly fictionalised account of his own European travels; and being Sterne, it is more about digressions, misunderstandings and risqué jokes than the places he visits. Narrated by the (apparently) innocent Parson Yorick, who appeared in Sterne’s other masterpiece, Tristram Shandy, it is full of anecdote and incident, and is far more about the people than the landscapes on the road from Calais. Despite the title, any sentimentality is offset by the elegance of the writing, the engaging companionship of Yorick himself and the constant, playful surprises.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Anton Lesser

Length:

4h 9m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:44


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:42


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:27


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:53


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:53


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:00


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:00


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:06


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:38


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:50


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:47


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:32


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:25


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:08


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:12


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

01:32


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

02:08


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

02:35


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:45


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

02:53


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

02:58


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:56


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:44


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:48


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:07


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:41


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:34


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:16


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:12


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:03


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:43


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:37


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:16


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:28


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:11


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:18


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:35


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:37


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:53


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:31


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:46


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:40


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:27


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:07


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:30