A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy, Bände 1-2
University of California Press, 1967 - 377 Seiten
Best known for his novel Tristram Shandy, author Laurence Sterne drew upon his experiences in the 1760s, when he travelled extensively through France and Italy, to create this fictional travelogue. --From publisher's description.
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Observing that Scripture speaks truly in pronouncing the heart of man "
treacherous to itself and deceitful above all things , " ? 49 Yorick notes that man's
propensity to self - deceit is strongest when he attempts " to judge of himself —
attainment of a virtue , the want of which so often baffled their instructions , and
rendered their endeavours of reforming the heart vain and useless . .. But this
was a point always much easier recommended by public instructors than shewn
I had sworn to her eternal fidelity — she had a right to my whole heart — to divide
my 35 affections was to lessen them — to expose them , was to risk them : where
there is risk , there may be loss — and what wilt thou have , Yorick ! to answer ...
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LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - john257hopper - LibraryThing
This 250 year old novel was a fictional satire on a more serious non-fictional account of a journey through France and Italy by Sterne's contemporary Tobias Smollett. The satire is in the fact that ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - Marse - LibraryThing
A Sentimental Journey is the story of a man traveling from England to France and back and his adventures, or should I say, his encounters during the trip. We don't get a lot of "travel" descriptions ... Vollständige Rezension lesen