Tristram Shandy (Norton Critical Editions)

Tristram Shandy (Norton Critical Editions) - Laurence Sterne, Howard Peter Anderson [These notes were made in 1983:]. I doubt if I would have read this one again except under compulsion. But I'm glad I did, for I find I was understanding a good deal more of it - in 90% of the cases, the blanks that were filled in were obscene innuendos. And some of that was only because I was reading it in the very good Norton edition. But it was worth refreshing my memory about hobby-horses, gestures, association of ideas, and the like, and I got through it in a reasonable amount of time. I find (as indeed with Pamela and several other 18th-century novels) that TS is more tolerable (indeed almost enjoyable) the second time through.