Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne One of the first novels in English ... and a buoyant, postmodern romp.
Tristram Shandy is unique in English literature—it stands sui generis for all time.
Sterne found it hard to find a publisher for Tristram Shandy.
But we forget that our hero, like Tristram Shandy, is still in the limbo of non-existence.
Indeed, it might be said that he has written but one book, Tristram Shandy.
Sterne seems to have imitated Scarron in his Tristram Shandy.
The first two volumes of Tristram Shandy were published towards the end of 1759.
I walked ahead a few miles, then sat down and studied my Milton, or dug deep into Tristram Shandy.
"Wilhelm Meister" was not too heavy nor "Tristram Shandy" too light for him.
And here, right under his hand, was a rare copy of Tristram Shandy.