Laurence Sterne (Nov 24, 1713 - Mar 18, 1768) was an Irish-born English novelist and an Anglican clergyman. He is best known for his novels The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, and A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy; but he also published many sermons, wrote memoirs, and was involved in local politics. A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy is a novel by Laurence Sterne. The story revolves around the Reverend Mr. Yorick, who is actually Sterne's alter ego. Yorick tell about his various, mostly amorous, adventures and experiences, which are self-contained episodes with no general storyline. Picturesque views of France, elegant narrative and Sterne’s humor – all of that and more you can find in this light novel.