Finely Bound Set of The Works of Laurence Sterne
The Works of Laurence Sterne.
Item Number: 73
London: Bickers and Son, 1873.
Edition de luxe, limited to 200 sets, with this being number 19. Octavo, bound in three quarters leather, elaborate tooling to the spine, top edge gilt. In near fine condition. Presents beautifully.
Tristram Shandy is considered by many the first modern novel and the father of stream of consciousness writing. It is perhaps the most literal example of a novel available. Sterne was an Anglican Vicar who was influenced by Pope, Locke, Swift and Cervantes. His narrative devices and styles have indelibly influenced many modern and postmodern authors: James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, Milan Kundera, Salmon Rushdie among others.