Corneille and His Times 1852 Guizot ~ a study of Poetry/Literature in 17th Century France ~Jean Chapelain, Jean Rotrou, Paul Scarron, etc.


Title: Corneille and His Times

Author: M. [Francois] Guizot

Description: First issue of the revised edition of 1852. Handsomely bound in half red calf over red cloth sides. Five raised bands on spine, gilt tooled compartments; and a green leather, gilt-lettered title block. Endpapers and sides marbled. Interior is clean aside from a rubber-stamp for the Leith Mechanics Library, which occurs in page margins at regular intervals. No other library indicators. xix, 463 pages.

A work on the literature of 17th century France, the men who cultivated it, and the public who appreciated it. Divided into sections on the poets & dramatists Pierre Corneille, Jean Chapelain, Jean Rotrou, and Paul Scarron. Includes the extensive introductory chapter: ''Poetry in France before the time of Corneille'' and Guizot's 15-page preface, written in 1852.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good

Publisher: Richard Bentley
Place: London
Year: 1852

Keywords: Pierre Corneille, Jean Chapelain, Jean Rotrou, and Paul Scarron, France, history, biography, poets, poetry, dramatists, seventeenth century, 17th century, Corneille et son temps,

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