A Sentimental Journey and Continuation of the Bramine’s Journal

A Sentimental Journey and Continuation of the Bramine’s Journal Melvyn Newand W.G. Day, eds.

Hackett Publishing, 2006
ISBN: 0872208001

In annotated texts based on those of the acclaimed Florida Edition of The Works of Laurence Sterne, this edition features the two works Sterne produced in the final year of his illness-plagued life: the witty, bawdy, pathetic and thoughtful A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy; and Continuation of the Bramine’s Journal, Sterne’s correspondence to a twenty-two-year-old married Englishwoman living in India (“a Diary,” as he put it, “of the miserable feelings a person separated from a Lady for whose Soceity he languish’d”).

Together, these mutually illuminating works offer rich insight into their author’s hopes fears, loves, longings, and philosophy as he prepared to face death and judgment. Excerpts from realated texts provide context for understanding the title workds in relation to the earlier writings and life of this exuberant yet subtle genius fo eighteenth-century English literature.

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