Tristram as Critic: Momus's Glass vs. Hobby-Horse.

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
James E. Evans, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: In the first volume of Tristram Shandy Tristram announces to his readers that he will draw his uncle Toby's character from his "hobby-horse" rather than with any "mechanical help" such as wind instruments, evacuations, the Pentagraph, or the "Camera."1 The most fully conisdered of these mechanical means of characterization is the Momus's glass, a curious device which had been employed in a prose work the year before Tristram Shandy appeared.

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Language: English
Date: 1971
literature, literary analysis, Tristram Shandy, hobby-horse, momus's glass, philosophy

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