Laurence Sterne (1713-1768) was born in Ireland. After graduating from Cambridge University, he took holy orders. His masterpiece, "The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy," made him a celebrity, but ill health necessitated recuperative travel, and "A Sentimental Journey" grew out of a seven-month trip through France. He died the year it was published.
Laurence Sterne's beloved comic novel, The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman is the 'biography' of Tristram Shandy-a wonderfully humorous and eccentric narrator who guides the reader from his conception to his birth, and on to his life as an...[SEE MORE]