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Paul Elliott

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Fantastic.

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Reviewed: 30-10-17

A fabulous reading of a highly historically significant book which can be a difficult read due to its length. Highly recommended.

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The archetypal “experimental” novel.

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Reviewed: 17-10-17

Supremely read by the incredibly impressive Anton Lesser. This book is the archetypal “experimental” novel, prefiguring modern and postmodern fiction. The book’s full title, The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, suggests a loosely biographical work, but the eponymous author-narrator scarcely gets so far as his third year of life, and remains studiously circumspect about his own opinions.

Hugely entertaining and enlightening.

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Reviewed: 16-10-17

These thirty-six lectures on the victorians and their world is never anything less than absorbing and enriching. The presentation is accomplished and distinctive, both qualities which are very typical of “The Great Courses,” and I would highly recommend these lectures to anyone with an interest in the Victorian era.