The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, Volumes 1-3

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J. F. Taylor, 1904 - Fiction
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User Review  - questbird - LibraryThing

I really enjoyed this romp, a graphic-novel take on a book which I haven't read (but might be more inclined to do now). Graphic style was very amusing, referencing various artists' work. I would read more by this author. Read full review

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User Review  - ragwaine - LibraryThing

Glad I read this instead of the full novel. It gives you the idea without wasting your time reading 500 pages. Read full review


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Page 45 - In the naked temper M which a merry heart discovered, he would say, there was no danger, — but to itself: — whereas the very essence of gravity was design, and consequently deceit; — 'twas a taught trick to gain credit of the world for more sense and knowledge than a man was worth...
Page 5 - I WISH either my father or my mother, or indeed both of them, as they were in duty both equally bound to it, had minded what they were about when they begot me; had they duly considered how much depended upon what they were then doing; — that not only the production of a rational Being was concerned in it, but that possibly the happy formation and temperature of his body, perhaps his genius and the very cast of his mind...
Page 119 - I have constructed the main work and the adventitious parts of it with such intersections, and have so complicated and involved the digressive and progressive movements, one wheel within another, that the whole machine, in general, has been kept a-going; — and, what's more, it shall be kept a-going these forty years, if it pleases the fountain of health to bless me so long with life and good spirits.
Page 171 - ROMANCE, which, before, was a book apocryphal: If I am thus pressed — I then put an end to the whole objection and controversy about it all at once, by acquainting him, that Obadiah had not got above three-score yards from the stable-yard before he met with Dr Slop...
Page 178 - WRITING, when properly managed (as you may be sure I think mine is) is but a different name for conversation. As no one, who knows what he is about in good company, would venture to talk all...
Page 61 - He will have views and prospects to himself perpetually soliciting his eye, which he can no more help standing still to look at than he can fly ; he will moreover have various Accounts to reconcile: Anecdotes to pick up: Inscriptions to make out: Stories to weave in : Traditions to sift: Personages to call upon: Panegyricks to paste up at this door : Pasquinades at that: All which both the man and his mule are quite exempt from.
Page xx - ... about him, as the kindliest climate could have engendered and put together. With all this sail, poor Yorick carried not one ounce of ballast ; he was utterly unpractised in the world; and, at the age of twenty-six, knew just about as well how to steer his course in it as a romping unsuspicious girl of thirteen...
Page 60 - Could a historiographer drive on his history, as a muleteer drives on his mule, — straight forward ; for instance, from Rome all the way to Loretto, without ever once turning his head aside either to the right hand or to the left, he might venture to foretell you to an hour when he should get to his journey's end; but the thing is, morally speaking, impossible...
Page 229 - Behold Religion, with Mercy and Justice chained down under her feet, there sitting ghastly upon a black tribunal, propped up with racks and instruments of torment. Hark! — hark! what a piteous groan!
Page 164 - My sister, mayhap," quoth my uncle Toby, " does not choose to let a man come so near her " ." Make this dash, , — 'tis an Aposiopesis ; • — take the dash away, and write BACKSIDE, 'tis bawdy ;— scratch backside out, and put...

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