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ENGC39 A Sentimental Journey 2 Sensibility, but part of Yorick’s journey is SENTIMENTAL. He’s trying to keep in touch with his senses, experiencing the things through his senses, etc. Not centrally a travel narrative in some ways, conscious about his senses and stuff.  Paratexts: o Dedication to publisher o The title page doesn’t say that it’s a novel o Initially received as travel literature  The Grand Tour: o Prior to 1830, no real organized tourist industry o Was circuit of Western Europe (usually France, Italy, Germany and Switzerland) o Upper-class male Britons o Invitations to visit places that were really cool and stuff  Integrated into whatever social circle was appropriate o In 1763, Horace Walpole estimated 20000 Englishmen away on Tours o Socializing mostly happened within their own country  So not really all that enriching in socializing and shit o Subject to lots of stereotypes and satire  Parodies travel lit  Episodic structure of the text: o Narration and point of view o first p
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