The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman
The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman Trivia
Viktor Shklovsky called Tristram Shandy the "most typical" novel in world literature. Does that make Twilight atypical? ("The Novel as Parody," On the Theory of Prose )
According to legend, Sterne's body was almost dissected by medical students—an accident worthy of Tristram himself. (Source)
Samuel Johnson, one of Sterne's contemporaries, didn't think much of the book: "Nothing odd will do long." Well, Mr. Johnson, who's laughing now? (Source)
If the word "homunculus" threw you for a loop, you're not alone. Check out this explanation —with cartoons!