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By Scott Elledge, Donald Schier

The Continental version used to be first released in 1960. Minnesota Archive versions makes use of electronic know-how to make long-unavailable books once more obtainable, and are released unaltered from the unique collage of Minnesota Press editions.

The pervasive impression of seventeenth-century French feedback upon eighteenth-century English feedback makes it very important for college kids of English and comparative literature to be accustomed to an important of the French works. Professors Elledge and Schier compile the following, in translation, the superior examples of the French essays. they've got selected rather works that aren't another way to be had in translation.

Some of the translations are via contemporaries of the interval. those are of works by way of d'Aubignac, Saint-Evremond, Huet, Rapin, Le Bossu, Bouhours, los angeles Bruyere, and Fontenelle. different choices were translated by way of Professor Schier, and those contain works of Chapelain, Sarasin, Scudery, Corneille, Bouhours, and Fontenelle.

The editors offer short and pertinent touch upon each one author and his position in literary heritage. they've got additionally annotated the essays so one can store time for the reader who encounters references to different literatures no longer instantly transparent to him. the quantity as an entire offers a finished and balanced choice of serious texts which have been identified to, utilized by, and demanding of their impact upon writers comparable to Dryden, Dennis, Addison, quick, Pope, and others.

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