A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy; And The History of a Good Warm Watch-Coat, &c. A Political Romance
First published in 1768, just before the author's death, this novel reflects Laurence Sterne's travels through France and Italy as far south as Naples. After returning, he was determined to describe his travels in the form of fiction. The novel can be seen as an epilogue to his better-known work "Tristram Shandy" and as an answer to Tobias Smollett's decidedly unsentimental "Travels through France and Italy." This novel was extremely popular and influential and helped establish travel writing as the dominant genre of the second half of the 18th century.
Publisher: Theophilus Barrois
Date Published: 1783
Place Published: Paris
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: xx, 205 p. 16 cm. Paper covers, presumably original. Handwritten pink spine label. Spine head chipped, front cover nearly detached, tear in front cover near spine. Bottom front corner chipped off front cover and first few pages. Rough text block edge and dog-ears.