Collected Maxims and Other Reflections: with parallel...

Collected Maxims and Other Reflections: with parallel French text (Oxford World's Classics)

François de La Rochefoucauld
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Deceptively brief and insidiously easy to read, La Rochefoucauld's shrewd, unflattering analyses of human behavior have influenced writers, thinkers, and public figures as various as Voltaire, Proust, de Gaulle, Nietzsche, and Conan Doyle. This is the fullest collection of La Rochefoucauld's writings ever published in English, and includes the first complete translation of the Réflexions diverses (Miscellaneous Reflections). This edition includes an excellent introduction that surveys La Rochefoucauld's life, the genesis of his work, its form and content, and its influence, as well as comprehensive explanatory notes. A table of alternative maxim numbers and an extensive and invaluable index of topics help the reader to locate any maxim quickly and to appreciate the full range of La Rochefoucauld's thought on any of his favorite themes, such as self-love, vice and virtue, love and jealousy, friendship and self-interest, passion and pride.
Year:
2007
Edition:
Bilingual
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Language:
english
ISBN 10:
0192806491
ISBN 13:
9780192806499
File:
EPUB, 463 KB
IPFS:
CID , CID Blake2b
english, 2007
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