Bibliography for the study of Laurence Sterne


Online: Jack Lynch’s annotated bibliography, to 1995, is useful:

Since 1986 The Scriblerian has reviewed books and articles on Sterne.

The Shandean is an annual dedicated to Sterne’s works.


Click here for a collection of links to useful articles available online.

On reserve at Stauffer Library

Scholarly editions:


The Florida Edition of the Works of Laurence Sterne.  Ed. Melvyn New et al. Vols. 1-6.  Gainesville: U of Florida Press, 1978-. [This includes Tristram Shandy, The Sermons, and A Sentimental Journey.]


Sterne. A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy by Mr. Yorick. Ed. Gardner D. Stout, Jr. Berkeley: U of California P, 1967.

---. Letters of Laurence Sterne. Ed. Lewis Perry Curtis. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935.

Cash, Arthur H. Laurence Sterne: The Early and Middle Years. London: Routledge, 1975.


---. Laurence Sterne: The Later Years. London: Routledge, 1986.


Ross, Ian Campbell. Laurence Sterne: A Life. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2001.

Howes, Alan B., Sterne: The Critical Heritage. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1974.
Essay collections:
Melvyn New, ed. Critical Essays on Laurence Sterne. New York: G.K. Hall, 1998.


David Pierce and Peter de Voogd, eds. Laurence Sterne in Modernism and Postmodernism. Amsterdam: Rodopi: 1996.


John Traugott, ed. Laurence Sterne: A Collection of Critical Essays. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1968.


Marcus Walsh, ed.  Laurence Sterne (Longman Critical Readers).  London: Longman, 2002.

Thomas Keymer, Sterne, the Moderns, and the Novel.  Oxford: Oxford UP, 2002.


Jonathan Lamb, Sterne's Fiction and the Double Principle. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1989.


Richard Lanham, Tristram Shandy: The Games of Pleasure. Berkeley: U of California P, 1973.


Melvyn New, Laurence Sterne as Satirist: A Reading of Tristram Shandy. Gainesville: U of Florida P, 1969.


John M. Stedmond, The Comic Art of Laurence Sterne: Convention and Innovation in Tristram Shandy and A Sentimental Journey. [Toronto:] U of Toronto P, 1967.


James Swearingen, Reflexivity in "Tristram Shandy": An Essay in Phenomenological Criticism. New Haven: Yale UP, 1977.

John Traugott, Tristram Shandy's World: Sterne's Philosophical Rhetoric. Berkeley: U of California P, 1954.