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An Excerpt from 'A Sentimental Journey'

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A wood engraving depicting Yorick's interaction with the monk from A Sentimental Journey. Yorick's face of disgust can be seen here

A profound comment was made by Yorick when realizing the German man's intense love for his lost donkey. He proclaims that the people ought to love each other in the way this man loved his donkey, and that the world would be a better place. This…

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A kind of collage portraying important scenes from the novel, as well as key words and phrases that appear within the novel. The words and images portrayed generally relate to ideas of sentimentalism and Yorick's expressions of his passions.

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The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentlemanwas Laurence Sterne's first major success. This exaggerated depiction of the main character, Tristram Shandy, is from an original copy of the novel.

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A colored, engraved plate depicting LaFleur playing his fife and servants dancing in the kitchen. This illustration comes from the first edition of "A Sentimental Journey".

An excerpt from a journal article about the rise of foreign travel in eighteenth century Europe, and how it influenced travel writing such as Lawrence Sterne's "A Sentimental Journey".

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An Excerpt from 'A Sentimental Journey' - The Act of Charity, Paris

Yorick, the narrator of A Sentimental Journey, decides to include the missing story of his lack of passport in France only when that story has consequence for the rest of his purported narrative.Thus, Sterne sheds light on the hidden nuance behind…

Before Laurence Sterne published Shandy andA Sentimental Journey, he wrote sermons as a parson which tackled many questions about human identity and experience in the eighteenth century.
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