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Virginia Woolf on Laurence Sterne

The 18th century novelist Laurence Sterne died on 18 March 1768. During a recent trip to Oxford University Press’s 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 introduction in the slideshow below.


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