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Tristram Shandy by Laurence SterneRead about another book on Mullan's list.
Sterne stages the death of his alter ego, Parson Yorick, early in the novel. The jesting vicar utters his last endearments to his friend Eugenius "with something of a Cervantick tone" and, though laid low by carpers and maligners, with a flash of "lambent fire" in his eye. "Alas, poor YORICK!" exclaims the novel; the next two pages are entirely black.
Tristram Shandy also appears among the top ten works of literature according to Peter Carey and Thomas C. Schelling's influential books, and is one of Bamber Gascoigne's six best books.