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Five essays by a French historian of medieval England: on an abbot's advice, an ambassador's report, the life of Scarron, a traveller's diary, and a report on Voltaire.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-61719-426-9
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Publication Status: In Print
Publication Date: Aug 13,2010
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 219
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-61719-426-9
$82.00

Five essays by the distinguished French historian of England. Three of them are summaries of other men's work: a letter by Ethelred, twelfth-century Abbot of Rievaulx, to his full sister, an anchoress, giving her advice on the life of a recluse; the report of a traveller to 15th-century Scotland, who was sent to recover a Scottish Princess - his voyage was much troubled, and he may have been wise to attempt to pay off a substitute; and the diary of a French Protestant who travelled to England in 1663, and rejoiced in spending much time with Thomas Hobbes. Also, a life of Paul Scarron, comedian, playwright, novelist, cripple - and first husband of Madame de Maintenon; and a letter of the French ambassador to London reporting on Voltaire's visit to England during his exile, translated in full with commentary

Five essays by the distinguished French historian of England. Three of them are summaries of other men's work: a letter by Ethelred, twelfth-century Abbot of Rievaulx, to his full sister, an anchoress, giving her advice on the life of a recluse; the report of a traveller to 15th-century Scotland, who was sent to recover a Scottish Princess - his voyage was much troubled, and he may have been wise to attempt to pay off a substitute; and the diary of a French Protestant who travelled to England in 1663, and rejoiced in spending much time with Thomas Hobbes. Also, a life of Paul Scarron, comedian, playwright, novelist, cripple - and first husband of Madame de Maintenon; and a letter of the French ambassador to London reporting on Voltaire's visit to England during his exile, translated in full with commentary

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J. Jusserand

  • ENGLISH ESSAYS FROM A FRENCH PEN (page 5)
  • CONTENTS (page 9)
  • LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS (page 11)
  • English Essays from a french pen. (page 13)
  • II. A JOURNEY TO SCOTLAND IN THE YEAR 1435: I.- REGNAULT GIRARD. (page 26)
  • III. PAUL SCARRON: I.- THE CRIPPLE. (page 64)
  • IV. A JOURNEY TO ENGLAND IN THE YEAR 1663: I.- THE TRAVELLER INTRODUCED. (page 160)
  • V. ONE MORE DOCUMENT CONCERNING VOLTAIRE'S VISIT TO ENGLAND. (page 197)
  • APPENDIX. (page 209)
  • APPENDIX: I. MEDIAEVAL SHIPPING. (page 211)
  • II. A NOTE BY ESPRIT CABART DE VILLERMONT CONCERNING SCARRON AND HIS WIFE. (page 214)
  • III. A DESCRIPTION OF HATFIELD BY SAMUEL DE SORBIERES, 1663. (page 216)
  • IV. COUNT DE BROGLIE'S LETTER CONCERNING THE "HENRIADE" OF VOLTAIRE, 1727. (page 218)