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Correspondance générale d'Helvétius. Volume 3 : 1761-1774 / Lettres 465 - 720. / Introduction, etablissement des textes et appareil critique par Alan Dainard [and four others].

Author/Creator:
Helvétius, Claude Adrien, author., Author,
Publication:
Toronto, [Ontario] ; Buffalo, [New York] : University of Toronto Press, 1991.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (511 p.)
Series:
University of Toronto romance series.
University of Toronto Romance Series
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Subjects:
French literature -- 18th century.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
French
Summary:
The first two volumes of the Correspondance générale d'Helvétius inspired international acclaim. Now the third volume offers us further insight into a variety of aspects of life in eighteenth-century France.Claude-Adrian Helvétius (1715-71) was a wealthy and high-ranking member of French society. He was acquainted with the leading political and social figures of his time and, through family, with the court and government which he occasionally served in a diplomatic capacity. Philosopher, encyclopedist, and author of the explosive De l'Esprit, he and his wife, Anne Catherine de Ligneville, corresponded with the great and influential throughout Europe.The letters in this volume were written between 1761 and 1774, a period in which Helvétius enjoyed the fruits of his fame, travelled to England (1764) and Prussia (1765), and produced two books, Le Bonheur and De l'homme, which were published after his death.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Introduction
Complément aux Principes de la présente édition
Remerciements
Complement aux Abréviations et sigles bibliographiques
465–545
546–630
631–720
Appendices 17, 18
Table des Illustrations
Backmatter
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Comprend des réf. bibliogr.
Description based on print version record.
Contributor:
Dainard, J. A., writer of introduction.
ISBN:
1-4426-8385-6
OCLC:
999369784
Publisher Number:
10.3138/9781442683853 doi