TITLE

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

AUTHOR(S)
Bellman, Patrizia Nerozzi
PUB. DATE
September 2008
SOURCE
Textus;2008, Vol. 21 Issue 3, p487
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
37206620

 

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