The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, Bände 1-2


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Nutzerbericht  - Amelia_Smith - LibraryThing

Why is this book a classic? How is it that people have been reading this collection of words for 250 years? I read something a few years ago which put Tristam Shandy on my to-read list, but by the ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Nutzerbericht  - RussellBittner - LibraryThing

I came to this work out of a long-standing curiosity. My curiosity was piqued – for roughly 100 pages – but then, no longer. I simply gave up. Sterne gives a whole new dimension to the word ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Seite 5 - ... as feelingly as a man could do; — but he was of a peaceful, placid nature, — no jarring element in it, — all was mixed up so kindly within him; my uncle Toby had scarce a heart to retaliate upon a fly. Go...
Seite 10 - Yorick had an invincible dislike and opposition in his nature to gravity;— not to gravity as such;— for where gravity was wanted, he would be the most grave or serious of mortal men for days and weeks together;— but he was an enemy to the affectation of it, and declared open war against it, only as it appeared a cloak for ignorance, or for folly: and then, whenever it fell in his way, however sheltered and protected, he seldom gave it much quarter.
Seite 88 - tis an Aposiopesis. Take the dash away, and write Backside, - 'tis Bawdy. - Scratch Backside out, and put Covered way in, 'tis a Metaphor; and, I dare say, as fortification ran so much in my uncle Toby's head, that if he had been left to have added one word to the sentence, - that word was it.
Seite 61 - May the heavens and earth, and all the holy things remaining therein, damn him," (Obadiah) "or her," (or who ever else had a hand in tying these knots). "May he (Obadiah) be damned wherever he be — whether in the house or the stables, the garden or the field, or the highway, or in the path, or in the wood, or in the water, or in the church. May he be cursed in living, in dying.
Seite 30 - Eugenius, crying bitterly as he uttered the words, — I declare I know not, Yorick, how to part with thee, — and would gladly flatter my hopes...
Seite 26 - In a word, though he never sought, yet, at the same time, as he seldom shunned occasions of saying what came uppermost, and without much ceremony ; he had but too many temptations in life, of scattering his wit and his humour, his gibes and his jests about him. They were not lost for want of gathering.
Seite 13 - ... so long as a man rides his HOBBY-HORSE peaceably and quietly along the king's highway, and neither compels you or me to get up behind him, pray, Sir, what have either you or I to do with it?
Seite 65 - tis out, my Lord, in every one of its dimensions. Admirable connoisseur! And did you step in, to take a look at the grand picture in your way back? 'Tis a melancholy daub! my Lord; not one principle of the pyramid in any one group!
Seite 34 - ... it be but the history of Jack Hickathrift or Tom Thumb, he knows no more than his heels what lets and confounded hindrances he is to meet with in his way, - or what a dance he may be led, by one excursion or another, before all is over.
Seite 75 - Sir. (which may, possibly recommend it to the world) of what passes in a man's own mind...

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