Laurence Sterne (1713-1768) was born in Ireland. After graduating from Cambridge University, he took holy orders. His masterpiece, "The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy," made him a celebrity, but ill health necessitated recuperative travel, and "A Sentimental Journey" grew out of a seven-month trip through France. He died the year it was published.
Tristram Shandy is a satirical and experimental work that takes a unique approach to storytelling. Rather than following a linear narrative, the book is a chaotic and digressive account of the life and opinions of its narrator, Tristram Shandy. The novel ... SEE MORE