"This eminently readable book, often incisive, sometimes profound, will quickly take its place among the more important recent studies of Corneille . . ." -Modern Language Review (Modern Language Review )
About the Author
R. C. Knight is Emeritus Professor of French at the University College of Swansea. He has written numerous books and articles on French tragedy and prepared critical editions of Racine's Andromaque and Phèdre, Corneille's Nicomède and has also written on Horace. In tribute to his scholarship he has been awarded the titles of Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur, Officer des Palmes Académiques and Hon. President of the Society for Seventeenth-Century French Studies.