Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne


Hardcover. Conditon: Good. 1903. Grant Richards. Ex Libris

Red cloth bound with gild decorations and lettering. cloth scuffed and thinning in places, moderate foxing mostly in the beginning and end towards the edges. Ex Libris bookplate on back of front cover.

Book possibly from the library of Walter E. Grogan (short story writer), from same time and location as he was active. Walter E. Grogan wrote several stories, mostly published in London magazines between the late 1890s and mid 1920s.

Doomed to become the "sport of fortune" by an interruption at the crucial moment of conception, Tristram Shandy’s life lurches from one mishap to another: his nose crushed by the doctor's forceps during birth, christened with the wrong name, an unfortunate incident involving a slamming sash window. Groundbreaking, subversive, and still controversial, this novel has inspired, enraged, and perplexed writers and readers for centuries. Discover the antiautobiography of the hilarious and impossibly long-winded Tristram Shandy.