A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy

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Nimmo and Bain, 1882 - France - 394 pages
 

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User Review  - john257hopper - LibraryThing

This 250 year old novel was a fictional satire on a more serious non-fictional account of a journey through France and Italy by Sterne's contemporary Tobias Smollett. The satire is in the fact that ... Read full review

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User Review  - Marse - LibraryThing

A Sentimental Journey is the story of a man traveling from England to France and back and his adventures, or should I say, his encounters during the trip. We don't get a lot of "travel" descriptions ... Read full review

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