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    • Tristram Shandy

    • By: Laurence Sterne
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Laurence Sterne’s most famous novel is a biting satire of literary conventions and contemporary 18th-century values. Renowned for its parody of established narrative techniques, Tristram Shandyis commonly regarded as the forerunner of avant-garde fiction. Tristram’s characteristic digressions on a whole range of unlikely subjects (including battle strategy and noses!) are endlessly surprising and make this one of Britain’s greatest comic achievements.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful listening!

    • By Stuart C. Clarke on 03-04-13

    Regular price: £32.59

    • Tristram Shandy

    • A BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatisation
    • By: Laurence Sterne
    • Narrated by: full cast, Julia Ford, Paul Ritter, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
    • Original Recording
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    A full-cast dramatisation of this comic tale about an 18th-century gentleman who tries to tell his life story but continually finds that he must digress.... Featuring some of the best known and most well-loved characters in English literature, including Uncle Toby, Corporal Trim, Dr Slop and the Widow Wadman. Beginning (or attempting to begin) at the moment of his own conception, Tristram Shandy recounts his progress through the world and utterly fails to stick to the point.

    Regular price: £13.99

    • The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

    • By: Laurence Sterne
    • Narrated by: John Keating
    • Length: 21 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Laurence Sterne's beloved comic novel, The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, is the "biography" of Tristram Shandy - a wonderfully humorous and eccentric narrator who guides the listener from his conception to his birth and on to his life as an adult. The twists and turns of Tristram's life expose him to such memorable characters as Uncle Toby, Corporal Trim, Parson Yorick, Dr. Slop, and the Widow Wadman - whose own stories enrich the central narrative of Tristram's life.

    Regular price: £36.19

    • A Sentimental Journey

    • By: Laurence Sterne
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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    Published just months before his death in 1768, A Sentimental Journey is Sterne's lightly fictionalised account of his own European travels; and being Sterne, it is more about digressions, misunderstandings and risqué jokes than the places he visits. Narrated by the (apparently) innocent Parson Yorick, who appeared in Sterne's other masterpiece, Tristram Shandy, it is full of anecdote and incident, and is far more about the people than the landscapes on the road from Calais.

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Tristram Shandy

    • By: Laurence Sterne
    • Narrated by: Peter Barker
    • Length: 21 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 26
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    The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman is a novel by Laurence Sterne considered one of the greatest comic novels in English. It was published in nine volumes, the first two appearing in 1759, and seven others following over the next 10 years. Laurence Sterne (1713 - 1768) was an Irish-born English novelist and an Anglican clergyman.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • My wound in the groin

    • By Jackson on 01-08-12

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Tristram Shandy

    • By: Laurence Sterne
    • Narrated by: John Moffatt
    • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
    • Abridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 13
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    Tristram Shandy is an ironic masterpiece, a work of extraordinary originality, wit, and learning. It is a work of considerable philosophical complexity but at the same time it is just a piece of flim-flam; it has been called the longest shaggy dog story in English literature. It is both a classic novel and an anti-novel. It includes passages of seemingly serious theology - but it can also be read as an elaborate bawdy joke.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Glorious Shaggy Dog Story

    • By Steve on 08-03-06

    Regular price: £17.39

    • Tristram Shandy

    • By: Laurence Sterne
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 18 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Tristram Shandy is an example of classic literature that has withstood the test of time. A sensation in England when first released in a series of nine volumes, this amusing novel is widely considered to be a masterpiece in satire fiction.

    Regular price: £23.49

    • Classic English and Irish Dramas Starring Ralph Richardson and Margaret Lockwood, Volume 1

    • By: Theatre Royal, Laurence Sterne, J. B. Priestley
    • Narrated by: Ralph Richardson
    • Length: 48 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Fully restored and remastered, Heritage Media presents the greatest of vintage artists in classic dramas from English and Irish Literature. Here is the legendary Ralph Richardson starring in 'Private Rooms' adapted from the original tale by J. B. Priestly and ‘My Uncle Toby’, adapted from Tristram Shandy, the original tale by Laurence Sterne. Theatre Royal is a unique series of classic radio dramas produced in the 1950s by the late Harry Alan Towers.

    Regular price: £3.99

    • Tristram Shandy

    • By: Laurence Sterne
    • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
    • Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
    • Abridged
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    Laurence Sterne’s great masterpiece of bawdy humour and rich satire defies any attempt to categorize it. Part novel, part digression, its gloriously disordered narrative interweaves the birth and life of the unfortunate "hero" Tristram Shandy, the eccentric philosophy of his father Walter, the amours and military obsessions of Uncle Toby, and a host of other characters, including Dr Slop, Corporal Trim and the parson Yorick. A joyful celebration of the endless possibilities of the art of fiction, Tristram Shandy is also a wry demonstration of its limitations.

    Regular price: £18.00

    • A Sentimental Journey Through France And Italy

    • By: Laurence Sterne
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 4 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    Sterne is one of the most original and unexpected of writers, and A Sentimental Journey differs from other travel books as greatly as Tristram Shandy differs from other novels. Sterne travelled in France during the 1760s and drew on his experiences to write the narrative of Mr. Yorick, the Sentimental Traveller.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Ruined by American accent

    • By Jimbo on 25-01-10

    Regular price: £14.29

    • Eine empfindsame Reise

    • By: Laurence Sterne
    • Narrated by: Kurt Haars, Walter Thurau, Ingeborg Niepage, and others
    • Length: 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Dieser Roman (in engl.: Sentimental Journey), der eine Reise von Reverend Yorick nach Frankreich und Italien beschreiben sollte, blieb aufgrund des frühen Ablebens des Autors Laurence Sterne (1713-1768) unvollendet. Das vorliegende Buch beschreibt die Reise nach Paris. Es berichtet über sinnliche Eindrücke, Empfindungen sowie erotische Abenteuer dort. Übersetzt wurde das Werk im Jahr 1768 von Johann Joachim Christoph Bode, der auch Musiker und Verleger war. Bearbeitung: Wolfgang Nied, Regie: Peter Ebert.

    Regular price: £4.29

    • Theatre Royal - Four Meetings & A Sentimental Journey: Episode 19

    • By: Henry James, Laurence Sterne
    • Narrated by: Ralph Richardson
    • Length: 58 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Theatre Royal. The very name summons up something of grandeur and eloquence. And it was. Hosted by Ralph Richardson, these big-name productions also included the creme de la creme of acting talents from John Gielgud, Robert Morley and Orson Welles to Trevor Howard, Michael Redgrave and Laurence Olivier. They were based on works by the world's leading authors, among them Charles Dickens, Henry James, Oscar Wilde and Anton Chekhov. These are but a few of whose company we shall be keeping as we raise the curtain on our first instalment of theatrical history.

    Regular price: £2.49

    • Theatre Royal - The Liar & My Uncle Toby: Episode 18

    • By: Henry James, Laurence Sterne
    • Narrated by: Ralph Richardson
    • Length: 58 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Theatre Royal. The very name summons up something of grandeur and eloquence. And it was. Hosted by Ralph Richardson, these big-name productions also included the creme de la creme of acting talents from John Gielgud, Robert Morley and Orson Welles to Trevor Howard, Michael Redgrave and Laurence Olivier. They were based on works by the world's leading authors, among them Charles Dickens, Henry James, Oscar Wilde and Anton Chekhov. These are but a few of whose company we shall be keeping as we raise the curtain on our first instalment of theatrical history.

    Regular price: £2.49