Leonard Tancock (1902-1986) was an eminent translator of French and a renowned scholar. He taught French at University College London and is best known for his translation of classic French literature, including works by Émile Zola, Voltaire, and Guy de Maupassant.
The philosophy of La Rochefoucauld, which influenced French intellectuals as diverse as Voltaire and the Jansenists, is captured here in more than 600 penetrating and pithy aphorisms.
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Physical Info: 0.32" H x 7.76" L x 5.05" W (0.24 lbs) 128 pages
Table of Contents:
Self-Portrait of the Duc de la Rochefoucauld
Portrait of the Duc de la Rochefoucauld by Cardinal de Retz
Portrait of Cardinal de Retz by La Rochefoucauld
Reflections or Aphorisms and Moral Maxims
Maxims withdrawn by the Author
Author: La Rochefoucauld, Francois, duc de/ Tancock, Leonard
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Publication Date: 1982/01/01
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Binding Type: PAPERBACK
Library of Congress: BL 99760385