The 18th century novelist Laurence Sterne died on 18 March 1768. During a recent trip into the bowels of our out of print library in Oxford, we came across the 1928 Oxford World’s Classics edition of his novel A Sentimental Journey, which included an introduction by none other than Virginia Woolf. In it, Woolf discusses the maturity of Sterne’s writing, his distinctive style, the ways he shifted perspective, and his ability to shock. You can read the full introduction on the OUPblog.
Can’t decide which one to read tonight so reading a chapter of both.
I love both of these books.
Morning Tumblr! There are some great pictures up this morning from London’s first plus size fashion weekend. Take a look. Photo: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty images