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Tristram Shandy by Laurence SterneRead about the other entries on the list.
Tristram's dad is a nose-obsessive: "he collected every book and treatise which had been systematically wrote upon noses". He comes to believe that a man's greatness is announced by his nose and is naturally disconsolate when his son's nose is crushed during birth by Dr Slop. The worst start in life.
Tristram Shandy also appears among Peter Carey's top ten works of literature, Thomas C. Schelling's influential books, Bamber Gascoigne's six best books, and John Mullan's lists of ten of the best deathbed scenes in literature and ten of the best handkerchiefs in literature.