Bolingbroke and France

by Rex A. Barrell

University Press of America | September 14, 1988 | Hardcover

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This text is essentially a monograph, since a definitive work on the subject must await publication (already in hand) of Bolingbroke''s complete correspondence. First, the reader is taken briefly through the different periods of Bolingbroke''s life where his francophilic interests and activities are stressed. For example, attention is paid to his early training, his various visits to France, his involvement in European philosophical, historical and political movements, his relationships with French personalities including Voltaire, and his exile and death in France. Second, there is a detailed analysis of his philosophical, historical and political ideas with an attempt to assess his debt to France and his impact on French writers. The monograph concludes with a sample of critical opinion on both sides of the Channel from Bolingbroke''s death to the present day, supporting the theory that he continues to have a substantial impact on European thought. Full notes, a detailed bibliography and an index of persons complete the study.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 152 pages, 8.76 × 5.66 × 0.65 in

Published: September 14, 1988

Publisher: University Press of America

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0819171271

ISBN - 13: 9780819171276

Found in: Essays and Letters

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Bolingbroke and France

by Rex A. Barrell

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 152 pages, 8.76 × 5.66 × 0.65 in

Published: September 14, 1988

Publisher: University Press of America

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0819171271

ISBN - 13: 9780819171276

From the Publisher

This text is essentially a monograph, since a definitive work on the subject must await publication (already in hand) of Bolingbroke''s complete correspondence. First, the reader is taken briefly through the different periods of Bolingbroke''s life where his francophilic interests and activities are stressed. For example, attention is paid to his early training, his various visits to France, his involvement in European philosophical, historical and political movements, his relationships with French personalities including Voltaire, and his exile and death in France. Second, there is a detailed analysis of his philosophical, historical and political ideas with an attempt to assess his debt to France and his impact on French writers. The monograph concludes with a sample of critical opinion on both sides of the Channel from Bolingbroke''s death to the present day, supporting the theory that he continues to have a substantial impact on European thought. Full notes, a detailed bibliography and an index of persons complete the study.

About the Author

Rex A. Barrell is a Professor Emeritus of languages and literature at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada.

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...a well researched, thoroughly documented study.
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