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The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

  

by Laurence Sterne

The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman Book 7, Chapter 5 Summary

  • The town used to be a small village, but now it has around 14,000 inhabitants. There are four convents, one church with a beautiful altar, a great square, and a run-down meeting house, and…
  • (Yeah, this is a boring chapter. Even Tristram thinks it's boring—it's a parody of other travel narratives.)
  • Actually, Tristram says, this is the perfect place for a fifty-page story about a historical battle. He's just asking to get smacked, now.

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