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From Montaigne to Molière
Or the Preparation for the Classical Age of French Literature


  • Date Published: October 2015
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107544680

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  • First published in 1923, as the second edition of a 1908 original, this book presents an account of French literature during its 'transition from the Renaissance to the Classical Age'. The text was written by the renowned Cambridge Classical scholar and literary critic Arthur Augustus Tilley (1851–1942). Rather than provide a complete literary history, Tilley focuses on 'the various forces, political, religious, social, and literary, which helped bring about change.' A chronological table and English translations are included in the appendices. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in literary criticism, the writings of Tilley and the development of French literature.

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    • Date Published: October 2015
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107544680
    • length: 238 pages
    • dimensions: 203 x 127 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.23kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface to the first edition
    Preface to the second edition
    1. Introductory
    2. The restoration of peace and order
    3. Malherbe and the critical spirit
    4. The Catholic revival
    5. The Hôtel de Rambouillet and the organisation of society
    6. The académie française
    7. Corneille and classical tragedy
    8. Comedy before Molière
    9. The reign of bad taste
    10. Descartes - Port Royal - Pascal
    11. Pascal and French prose
    Appendix A. Chronological table
    Appendix B. English translations

  • Author

    Arthur Tilley

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