Tristram Shandy Book 7, Chapters 14-23 Summary

Laurence Sterne

Book 7, Chapters 14-23 Summary

The narrator is in Paris. He is not pleased with this city, even though he has read that it is the grandest city in the world. He finds the streets of Paris are so narrow that he has no choice of which side of the street to walk on, and a man pushing a wheelbarrow does not have room enough to turn around. The city is also too dark. The street lamps are not lit in the summer months, he is told.

Along the streets, he finds too many restaurants and barbershops. He claims that all the cooks in the world must have gotten together with all the hair cutters and decided to come to Paris because the French love to eat and to have the latest hair styles. He also claims that there are 500 hotels in Paris, which all look better in...

(The entire section is 520 words.)