Maxims

by La Rochefoucauld, François, duc de, 1613-1680.

Format: Print Book 1997.
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction PQ1815.A72 1997x
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Summary
Francois, duc de La Rochefoucauld owes his place in French literature to his 504 moral maxims and reflective epigrams. Born in 1613, he was a child of the late Renaissance, and though his philosophy seems to derive from a belief that selfishness is the source of all human behaviour, its witty precepts and dispassionate manner had a marked influence on le Philosophes of the 18th century Enlightenment.
Additional Information
Series Wordsworth classics of world literature.
Subjects Maxims.
Publisher Ware, Hertfordshire :Wordsworth Editions,1997.
Other Titles Maximes.
Contributors Humphreys, Arthur L. (Arthur Lee), 1865-1946.
Language English
Description xxvi, 98 pages ; 20 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages [xxi]-xxii).
ISBN 1853264873 (pbk.)
9781853264870 (pbk.)
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