Laurence Sterne


Born
in Clonmel, Ireland
November 24, 1713

Died
March 18, 1768

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Laurence Sterne was an Irish-born English 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 (tuberculosis).

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The Life and Opinions of Tr...

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A Sentimental Journey

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Tristram Shandy and A Senti...

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Complete Works of Laurence ...

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“What a large volume of adventures may be grasped within the span of his little life by him who interests his heart in everything.”
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“Respect for ourselves guides our morals; respect for others guides our manners”
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“Trust that man in nothing who has not a conscience in everything.”
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March 2016 Old School Classic Poll

1847, Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë, 251 pages
 
  42 votes, 19.9%

1869, The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, 667 pages
 
  36 votes, 17.1%

1853, Bleak House by Charles Dickens, 1017 pages
 
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  29 votes, 13.7%

1516, Utopia by Thomas More, 135 pages
 
  22 votes, 10.4%

 
  21 votes, 10.0%

1721, Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe, 339 pages
 
  11 votes, 5.2%

1796, The Monk by Matthew Gregory Lewis, 386 pages
 
  9 votes, 4.3%

 
  8 votes, 3.8%

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