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ISBN-10: 014044095X

ISBN-13: 9780140440959

Edition: 1959

Authors: La Rochefoucauld, Leonard Tancock, Leonard Tancock, La Rochefoucauld, Leonard Tancock

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This is the first-ever French-English edition of La Rochefoucauld's Reflexions, ou sentences et maximes morales, long known in English simply as the Maxims. The translation, the first to appear in forty years, is completely new and aims -- unlike all previous versions -- at being as literal as possible. This involves, among other things, rendering the same word -- for example, amour-propre as self-love - as consistently throughout as good sense allows. This also means that the translators have made every effort to maintain La Rochefoucauld's word order. This allows the reader the best vantage point for viewing La Rochefoucauld's dramatic and paradoxical juxtapositions of words and ideas,…    
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Book details

List price: $15.00
Copyright year: 1959
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/28/1982
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 5.31" wide x 7.80" long x 0.31" tall
Weight: 0.198
Language: English