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The Maxims of La Rochefoucauld

La Rochefoucauld

The Maxims of La Rochefoucauld is a collection of aphorisms and reflections written by the French author Fran�����ois de La Rochefoucauld. Originally published in 1665, the book contains over 500 maxims that explore the complexity of human nature, particularly with regard to self-interest, vanity, and love. La Rochefoucauld's writing is known for its sharp wit and incisive observations, which have made the book a classic of French literature. The maxims touch on a wide range of topics, including politics, social relations, and personal morality, and offer a unique perspective on the human condition. This edition includes an introduction by the translator, J. W. Willis Bund, which provides historical context and insight into La Rochefoucauld's life and work. The Maxims of La Rochefoucauld is a must-read for anyone interested in French literature, philosophy, or the study of human nature.This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the old original and may contain some imperfections such as library marks and notations. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions, that are true to their original work.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
  • Publish Date: May 26th, 2006
  • Pages: 216
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 0.49in - 0.71lb
  • EAN: 9781428619791
  • Categories: Ethics & Moral PhilosophyEuropean - FrenchQuotations