A Sentimental Journey, The Journal to Eliza; By Laurence Sterne

Title: A Sentimental Journey; The Journal to Eliza
Author: Laurence Sterne
Publisher: London - Robert Riviere and Son Ltd.
Description: c1926; 7" by 4.5", xx, 222pp; A portrait of Sterne to frontispiece and an introduction by George Saintsbury.
Condition: Very Good. Bound in half reddish brown leather on spine and corners with light brown cloth paper boards. Gilt lettering on spine. Five raised bands on spine with gilt decoration in panels. Top edge gilt. Minor edge wear. Generally bright and clean throughout.
Summary: A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy is a novel by Laurence Sterne, written and first published in 1768, as Sterne was facing death. In 1765, Sterne travelled through France and Italy as far south as Naples, and after returning determined to describe his travels from a sentimental point of view. The novel can be seen as an epilogue to the possibly unfinished work The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, and also as an answer to Tobias Smollett's decidedly unsentimental Travels through France and Italy. Journal to Eliza (1767) was published posthumously in 1904. It was written for Mrs. Elizabeth Draper, whom he had met when she visited England in 1766-1767.