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STERNE, L.: Sentimental Journey (A) (Unabridged)


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STERNE, L.: Sentimental Journey (A) (Unabridged)

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. Despite the title, any sentimentality is offset by the elegance of the writing, the engaging companionship of Yorick himself and the constant, playful surprises.

Disc 1

  A Sentimental Journey (Unabridged)
1.   Volume 1 00:07:44
2.   The Monk. Calais.: - 'Tis very true, said I… 00:04:41
3.   Preface. In the Desobligeant.: It must have been observed… 00:04:26
4.   It is sufficient for my reader… 00:03:52
5.   Calais.: I perceived that something darken'd the passage… 00:05:52
6.   The Remise Door. Calais.: When I told the reader… 00:06:59
7.   The Snuff Box. Calais.: The good old monk was within six paces… 00:07:59
8.   In the Street. Calais.: Having, on the first sight of the lady… 00:07:05
9.   The Remise. Calais.: Monsieur Dessein came back… 00:05:37
10.   Montreuil.: I had once lost my portmanteau… 00:05:49
11.   Montreuil.: As La Fleur went the whole tour… 00:03:48

Disc 2

  A Sentimental Journey (Unabridged)
1.   A Fragment.: - The town of Abdera… 00:06:32
2.   The Bidet.: Having settled all these little matters… 00:07:24
3.   Nampont. The Postilion.: The concern which the poor fellow's story threw me into… 00:06:07
4.   The Letter. Amiens.: Fortune had not smiled upon La Fleur… 00:06:11
5.   The Letter.: Madame, Je suis penetre de la douleur la plus vive… 00:01:31
6.   Paris.: When a man can contest the point… 00:02:07
7.   The Wig. Paris.: When the barber came… 00:02:33
8.   The Pulse. Paris.: Hail ye small, sweet courtesies of life… 00:05:44
9.   The Husband. Paris.: I had counted twenty pulsations… 00:02:52
10.   The Gloves.Paris.: The beautiful grisette rose up… 00:02:57
11.   The Translation. Paris.: There was nobody in the box… 00:04:55
12.   The Dwarf. Paris.: I had never heard the remark made… 00:06:43
13.   The Rose. Paris.: It was now my turn to ask… 00:03:49

Disc 3

  A Sentimental Journey (Unabridged)
1.   Volume 2 - The Fille de Chambre. Paris.: What the old French officer had delivered… 00:07:07
2.   The Passport. Paris.: When I got home to my hotel… 00:03:40
3.   The Passport. The Hotel at Paris.: I could not find in my heart… 00:06:33
4.   The Captive. Paris.: The bird in his cage pursued me… 00:05:14
5.   The Address. Versailles.: I should not like to have my enemy take a view… 00:04:11
6.   Le Patissier. Versailles.: Before I had got half way down the street… 00:05:02
7.   The Sword. Rennes.: When states and empires have their periods of declension… 00:03:42
8.   The Passport. Versailles.: I found no difficulty in getting admittance… 00:05:36
9.   The Passport. Versailles.: There is not a more perplexing affair in life to me… 00:06:15
10.   The Passport. Versailles.: As the passport was directed to all lieutenant - governors… 00:06:27
11.   The Temptation. Paris.: When I alighted at the hotel… 00:06:10
12.   The Conquest.: Yes, - and then - . 00:04:19

Disc 4

  A Sentimental Journey (Unabridged)
1.   The Case of Conscience. Paris.: I was immediately followed up by the master… 00:06:35
2.   Le Dimanche. Paris.: It was Sunday; and when La Fleur came in… 00:06:36
3.   The Fragment. Paris.: - Now, as the notary's wife disputed… 00:06:52
4.   The Fragment, and the Bouquet. Paris.: When La Fleur came up close to the table… 00:06:30
5.   The Riddle Explained. Paris.: I stepped hastily after him… 00:07:44
6.   Maria. Moulines.: I never felt what the distress of plenty was… 00:07:39
7.   Maria. Moulines.: Though I hate salutations and greetings… 00:06:26
8.   The Grace.: When supper was over, the old man… 00:07:06
9.   The lady was a Piedmontese of about thirty… 00:05:31

Total Playing Time: 04:08:32

Sterne, Laurence

Lesser, Anton

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Catalogue No: NA436612

Barcode: 9781843793663

Physical Release: 2010

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