Study Guide

The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman Book 1, Chapter 1

By Laurence Sterne

Book 1, Chapter 1

  • Parenting 101: Tristram says that he wishes his parents had minded what they were about when they begot me, because conception is important in determining character (1.1.1).
  • The chapter ends when his mother interrupts his father by asking if he wound the clock.