Legal Snares: The Plot of Law in Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne with a Note on A Sentimental Journey

Bellman, Patrizia Nerozzi
September 2008
Textus;2008, Vol. 21 Issue 3, p487
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the law-related plot of the novel "Tristram Shandy," by Laurence Sterne. Right from the very beginning of the novel, the law proves to be an agent of risks for the protagonist/narrator. It notes that the novel is naturally prone to investigation through different approaches and disciplines. The text of the novel plays on words, learned allusions and extensive interpolations in Latin and French.


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