A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy
Broadview Press, 25.08.2010 - 264 Seiten
The quintessential novel of sentiment, A Sentimental Journey masquerades as the fragmentary travel journal of Parson Yorick, a whimsical and amorous Englishman abroad. Accompanied through Paris and the provinces by his loyal French valet, Yorick enjoys a variety of sentimental and often comic encounters with a lively range of French characters. The novel is also punctuated by passages of self-conscious reflection on questions of personal and national identity, slavery and freedom, poverty and inequality.
Appendices include material on sensibility in philosophy and literature and on eighteenth-century travel writing, as well as excerpts from Sterne’s other writings and examples of the novel’s critical reception, imitation, and illustration.
A Brief Chronology
A Note on the Text
From Adam Smith The Theory of Moral Sentiments
From Laurence Sterne The Life and Opinions of Tristram
Sensibility and Social Reform
From Laurence Sterne The Sermons of Mr Yorick
From Laurence Sterne Tristram Shandy 1767
From Sentiments on the Death of the Sentimental Yorick
From Cornelius Cayley A Tour through Holland Flanders
A Sentimental Journey Anthologized
From Hannah More Coelebs in Search of a Wife