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A Political Romance

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A Political Romance is a 1759 novel by Laurence Sterne, author of Tristram Shandy. The novel was the first work written by Sterne, and it can be labelled a roman à clef or a cronique scandaleuse, which were popular at the beginning of the 18th century. It can be considered a mock-epic allegory that describes a provincial squabble between a church-lawyer, an archbishop and a Dean, i.e. a "Lilliputian" satire on ecclesiastical politics in Sterne's York.
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genre: novel
narrative location: York

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