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A Fellow of Infinite Jest: A Biography of Laurence Sterne by  Thomas Yoseloff - First Edition. - 1945 - from The Parnassus BookShop and Biblio.com

A Fellow of Infinite Jest: A Biography of Laurence Sterne

by Yoseloff, Thomas

Condition: Very Good/No Jacket


New York: Prentice-Hall, Inc, 1945. First Edition.. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Type: Hardback 1945 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Book in Very Good Condition. No jacket. Very clean and completely unmarked burgundy full cloth w/bright gilt titles to spine. Faint wear to corners and spine edges, lower edge lightly rubbed. Rough cut. Former owner name on paste-down. Internals in very nice condition, no wear, clean and unmarked, no creasing, Sewn binding is tight, solid and square. Meet Laurence Sterne (1713-1768) the Irish-born English novelist and humorist - a sadly neglected author - of "Tristram Shandy". He might be called the founder of impressionism in literature-the literature of thoughts, feelings, desires and impulses, rather than the formal descriptive prose that was the literature of the day. An author you may like to know more about. 232 pages. 5.75 x 8.25 inches. 1945, Prentice-Hall, Inc., New York.


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