Sutton-on-the-Forest - Laurence Sterne

Laurence Sterne

Laurence Sterne was the vicar of this parish, but when the parsonage house was destroyed by fire, he moved to nearby Coxwold. While in Sutton he conceived, wrote and published the first two books of Tristram Shandy. It is probable that the book was based on Sutton and the people who lived in and around it, and Sutton on the Forest may be regarded as the true birthplace of the modern novel.

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Laurence Sterne - Bibliography
... The Florida Edition of Sterne's works is currently the leading scholarly edition – although the final volume (Sterne's letters) has yet to be published ... Shandy as Perceived and Influenced by Sterne's Early Imitators (Amsterdam, 2007) W ... Century (London, 1853 new edition, New York, 1911) Percy Fitzgerald, Life of Laurence Sterne (London, 1864 second edition, London, 1896) Paul Stapfer, Laurence Sterne, sa personne et ses ouvrages (second ...

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    Heat is in proportion to the want of true knowledge.
    Laurence Sterne (1713–1768)

    I pity the men whose natural pleasures are burthens, and who fly from joy ... as if it was really an evil in itself.... Poor unfortunate creature that he is! as if the causes of anguish in the heart were not enow—but he must fill up the measure, with those of caprice; and not only walk in a vain shadow,—but disquiet himself in vain too.
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    They order, said I, this matter better in France—
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    Solomon’s ... excess became an insult upon the privileges of mankind; for by the same plan of luxury, which made it necessary to have forty thousand stalls of horses,—he had unfortunately miscalculated his other wants, and so had seven hundred wives....
    Wise—deluded man!
    Laurence Sterne (1713–1768)

    Thrice happy book! thou wilt have one page, at least, within thy covers, which MALICE will not blacken, and which IGNORANCE cannot misrepresent.
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