Everything you need to understand or teach The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne.
The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy promises the life story of the fictional Tristram Shandy, but over nine volumes and with a number of digressions and narratives, the reader learns more about his family, and in particular his Uncle Toby and his father, than Tristram. The main characters swap such fanciful opinions and adventures that by the end, Tristram labels his epic story cock and bull.
The first volume begins with the conception of Tristram. His mother spoils the moment by asking his father if he has wound the cuckoo clock. The remainder of the chapter introduces all the main characters that take part in his birth, and characters from some of the stories he promises to tell later. He introduces the mid-wife, Dr. Slop, the parson, Yorick, Tristram's faithful servant, Eugenuis, Uncle Toby and of course his own mother and father. However, through many digressions that...
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