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Published: 08 May 2008

400 Pages


ISBN: 9780199540006

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Collected Maxims and Other Reflections

Fran^cois de La Rochefoucauld
Translated by E.H. Blackmore, Translated by A.M. Blackmore, and Translated by Francine Giguère

Oxford World's Classics

  • This bilingual edition provides the fullest collection of La Rochefoucauld's writings ever published in English,including all the maxims and the first complete translation of the Miscellaneous Reflections
  • La Rochefoucauld's maxims are famous, and famously witty: cynical and penetrating, they encapsulate uncomfortable and everlasting truths about the human condition
  • Includes a new critical edition of the French text, and is the first to take into account the research of the last 30 years
  • Excellent introduction surveys La Rochefoucauld's life, the genesis of his work, its form and content, and its influence
  • Includes comprehensive explanatory notes, a table of alternative maxim numbers, and an extensive and invaluable index of topics

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