Who is Laurence Sterne?

  • (noun): English writer (born in Ireland) (1713-1766).
    Synonyms: Sterne

Laurence Sterne

Laurence Sterne (24 November 1713 – 18 March 1768) was an Anglo-Irish novelist and an Anglican clergyman. He is best known for his novels The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, and A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy; but he also published many sermons, wrote memoirs, and was involved in local politics. Sterne died in London after years of fighting consumption.

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Laurence Sterne - Bibliography
... The Florida Edition of Sterne's works is currently the leading scholarly edition – although the final volume (Sterne's letters) has yet to be published ... Shandy as Perceived and Influenced by Sterne's Early Imitators (Amsterdam, 2007) W. 1853 new edition, New York, 1911) Percy Fitzgerald, Life of Laurence Sterne (London, 1864 second edition, London, 1896) Paul Stapfer, Laurence Sterne, sa personne et ses ouvrages (second ...
Sutton-on-the-Forest - Laurence Sterne
... Laurence Sterne was the vicar of this parish, but when the parsonage house was destroyed by fire, he moved to nearby Coxwold ...

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