The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy - Volume 7 Summary & Analysis

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Volume 7 Summary

The volume begins with Tristram lamenting his ill health, worrying that there is a possibility he will not be able to finish his book. Upon consultation with Eugenuis, he decides he can run away from death by traveling abroad. Immediately after making the decision, he travels to the port in Dover.

Tristram's first port of call is Calais. He writes a report on the history of the town and then moves on to Bologne. He then sets off to Paris, and, via Montreal and Abbeville, he arrives there by stagecoach. Tristram expects much from Paris, but immediately complains that the streets are ugly and the place smells. He moves to Lyon in order to run further away from death. In between Lyon and Paris, Tristram recounts a tale of a previous trip to France with his father, Uncle Toby and Trim.

In Lyon...

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