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The Sermons of Laurence Sterne: The Notes (Florida Edition of the Works of Laurence Sterne) ebook

by Laurence Sterne,Melvyn New


Melvyn New, professor of English at the University of Florida, has been writing on Laurence Sterne for more than 25 years.

The introduction and notes demonstrate Sterne's method of composing sermons and indicate, wherever possible, the relationship between the sermons and Sterne's fiction and other writing. In addition, the annotation provides numerous connections between the sermons and Tristram Shandy and A Sentimental Journey. Melvyn New, professor of English at the University of Florida, has been writing on Laurence Sterne for more than 25 years.

No one description will fit this strange, eccentric, endlessly complex masterpiece. When I had fished my dinner, and drank the King of France’s health, to satisfy my mind that I bore him no spleen, but, on the contrary, high honour for the humanity of his temper, - I rose up an inch taller for the accommodation.

The annotation alone will force scholars to explore again the notion that 18th-century Anglicanism, and Sterne's Anglicanism in particular, was devoid of conviction.

The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (Oxford World's Classics). The great thing about the book is that it is a very human document, as Sterne forgives all of his characters (even the critics of his book) for their silly ideas, misconceptions, obsessions--their hobby horses--so that "Tristram Shandy" turns out to be a very generous book, full of a kind of jocular compassion.

Laurence Sterne (24 November 1713 – 18 March 1768) was an Irish novelist and an Anglican clergyman. He wrote the novels The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman and A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy, and also published many sermons, wrote memoirs, and was involved in local politics. Sterne died in London after years of fighting tuberculosis.

Laurence Sterne was born November 24, 1713, in Clonmel, County . Sterne was gratified by his reception in France, where reports of the genius of Tristram Shandy had made him a celebrity.

Laurence Sterne was born November 24, 1713, in Clonmel, County Tipperary, Ireland. Sterne’s father’s regiment was disbanded on the day of Sterne’s birth, and within six months the family had returned to Yorkshire in northern England. Sterne was at work on his celebrated comic novel during the year that his mother died, his wife was seriously ill, and he was ill himself with TB. The publication of Tristram Shandy made Sterne famous in London and on the continent.

These volumes of Laurence Sterne's Sermons finally substantiate their theological correspondence with his two great novels, Tristram Shandy and A Sentimental Journey. Interleaving texts from the sermons and illustrations from an erring life, Sterne transferred an intimate conversational style and epic understanding from his Yorkshire congregation to a universal readership. Before he became famous overnight in 1760 London for his first novel, Tristram Shandy, Sterne had served 23 years as vicar at. But his paltry living belies his genius.

These volumes of Laurence Sterne's Sermons finally substantiate their . that forms the theological core of Sterne's Christian faith" (p. x). the Sermons, Vol. 4; Notes to the Sermons, Vol. 5}, author {Kenneth Craven}, year {1998} }. Kenneth Craven.

Sterne brought to this eccentric fiction about fiction-writing redefined the form and scope of the novel forever.

The technical audacity and stylistic virtuosity Sterne brought to this eccentric fiction about fiction-writing redefined the form and scope of the novel forever. Both James Joyce and Thomas Mann acknowledged their debt to The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, and its influence is apparent in the works of Salman Rushdie, Carlos Fuentes, and other contemporary novelists.

"Every serious student of 18th-century religious thought will need to come to terms with this edition of Sterne's sermons. . . . The annotation alone will force scholars to explore again the notion that 18th-century Anglicanism, and Sterne's Anglicanism in particular, was devoid of conviction. . . . One of the special strengths of this edition is the editor's decision to provide ample quoted material from authors who influenced Sterne's work in these sermons. . . . Extremely erudite and sensitive."--William Spellman, University of North Carolina, AshevilleThis two-volume scholarly edition of Laurence Sterne's 45 sermons is the first complete reprinting of the text of the sermons since the Shakespeare Head edition in 1927 and the first annotated edition ever. The introduction and notes demonstrate Sterne's method of composing sermons and indicate, wherever possible, the relationship between the sermons and Sterne's fiction and other writing. In addition, the annotation provides numerous connections between the sermons and Tristram Shandy and A Sentimental Journey. Melvyn New's long and illuminating introduction outlines the main elements of late 17th- and early 18th-century Anglicanism and explores how this theological perspective informed Sterne's message in the pulpit. The work includes four categories of annotations: Sterne's sources, his theology, his other writings, and his clerical and private life.  As with the Florida edition of Tristram Shandy, this will be the edition that scholars will need to consult. Ecclesiastical and intellectual historians, as well as library scholars interested in the eighteenth century, will find this work of great usefulness.Melvyn New, professor of English at the University of Florida, has been writing on Laurence Sterne for more than 25 years. He is coeditor, with Joan New, of the Florida edition of Tristram Shandy, volumes 1 and 2: The Text (1978); and coeditor of Tristram Shandy, volume 3: The Notes (1984). He is the author of Laurence Sterne as Satirist (UPF, 1969); Telling New Lies: Seven Essays in Fiction, Past and Present (UPF, 1992); and Tristram Shandy: A Book for Free Spirits (1994).
The Sermons of Laurence Sterne: The Notes (Florida Edition of the Works of Laurence Sterne) ebook
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Laurence Sterne,Melvyn New
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