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Collected maxims and other reflections

Author: François La Rochefoucauld, duc de; E H Blackmore; A M Blackmore; Francine Giguère
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Series: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 Reflexions diverses (Miscellaneous  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Translations
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: François La Rochefoucauld, duc de; E H Blackmore; A M Blackmore; Francine Giguère
ISBN: 9780192806499 0192806491 9780199540006 0199540004
OCLC Number: 70122518
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Description: xliii, 354 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: Reflexions ou sentences et maximes morales / moral reflections or sententiae and maxims : fifth edition, 1678 (V) --
Maxims finally withdrawn / La Rochefoucauld --
Maxims never published / La Rochefoucauld --
Reflexions diverses / miscellaneous reflections --
Addenda to the Reflexions diverses --
Portrait de M. R. D. fait par lui-meme / portrait of monsieur R --
d, by himself --
App. Maxims of doubtful authenticity.
Series Title: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Other Titles: Maximes.
Responsibility: François de La Rochefoucauld ; translated with an introduction and notes by E.H. and A.M. Blackmore and Francine Giguère.
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Deceptively brief and insidiously easy to read, La Rochefoucauld's shrewd analyses of human behaviour have influenced writers, thinkers, and public figures as various as Voltaire, Proust, de Gaulle,  Read more...

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This superb publication of La Rouchefoucauld's seminal 'Maxims' combines the erudition and comprehensiveness of a scholarly edition with the welcoming accessibility of a first-class textbook. Kevin Read more...

 
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