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Les Caracteres (World Classics) (French Edition) (French) Paperback – January, 1999


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Product Details

  • Series: World Classics
  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Bookking International (January 1999)
  • Language: French
  • ISBN-10: 287714156X
  • ISBN-13: 978-2877141567
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 4.4 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,980,170 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Thomas Chapman Wing on June 5, 2000
Format: Paperback
Les Caracteres is one of the most often quoted works of French literature, and with reason. The book is more of an anthology of humor and wisdom than a continuous narrative, composed of one-sentence to two-page sketches, maxims, and reflections on everything from good and bad behavoir in the king's court to how to avoid becoming obsessed with bird-watching. Writing in the 16th century, La Bruyère's humor is surprisingly modern at times, all the while painting honest and vivid portraits of his period.
Separated loosely into thematic chapters, the book can be picked up and put down at ease without breaking the thread--just the thing for the reader who, for one reason or another, finds herself frequently interrupted. Much like (but funnier than) the Analects of Confucious or the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, the Caractères are at once thought-provoking, historically enlightening, emanently readable, and entertaining.
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