Laurence Sterne


Born
in Clonmel, Ireland
November 24, 1713

Died
March 18, 1768

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Influences


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 Sent...

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A Sentimental Journey and O...

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A Sentimental Journey; with...

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Complete Works of Laurence ...

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Un romanzo politico

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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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