The Fortunes of Pope's 'Essay on man' in 18th-century France

BookThe Fortunes of Pope's 'Essay on man' in 18th-century France

The Fortunes of Pope's 'Essay on man' in 18th-century France

Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment, 82

1971

December 31st, 1971

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Table of Contents
Section TitlePagePrice
Cover1
Title Page4
Copyright Page5
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS8
PREFACE10
ABBREVIATIONS12
Table of Contents14
INTRODUCTION16
I. BACKGROUND TO THE DU RESNEL AND SILHOUETTE TRANSLATIONS24
A. The Voltaire-Du Resnel relationship and the problem of authorship24
B. The general principles of poetic translation and specifically with regard to the two texts33
II. THE EARLY FRENCH REACTION TO THE TRANSLATIONS54
III. VOLTAIRE'S REACTION TO THE ESSAY ON MAN80
IV. FONTANES’S TRANSLATION AND THE LATER FRENCH REACTION124
CONCLUSION148
LIST OF WORKS CONSULTED152