Mémoires by François de La Rochefoucauld
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Mémoires
François de La Rochefoucauld, écrivain, moraliste et mémorialiste français (1613-1680)
Garnier Frères, 1883

Ce livre numérique présente les "Mémoires", de François de La Rochefoucauld, édité en texte intégral. Une table des matières dynamique permet d'accéder directement aux différentes sections.

Ces mémoires couvrent les années 1629-1652, de l'entrée de La Rochefoucauld à la cour à la fin de la fronde.

Liste des sections:
- Présentation
- I. 1629 – décembre 1642
- II. décembre 1642 – mars 1649
- III. mars 1649 – février 1651
- IV. février – août 1651
- V. août 1651 – mars 1652
- VI. mars – octobre 1652
 

About François de La Rochefoucauld

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Francois duc de La Rochefoucauld was born in Paris in 1613. Descended from a distinguished and titled Poitou family, he inherited the title of Duke when his father died in 1653. After serving in the army, where he participated in the battles of the Fronde, La Rochefoucauld took a prominent part in court life and politics during the reigns of the French kings Louis XIII and Louis XIV. In his memoirs, which were first published in 1662, he recounted his life as a young man in the army and the French court, from his numerous fights and amorous liaisons to his participation in an attempt to assassinate a Cardinal. In later years, strongly influenced by Jansenism, La Rochefoucauld began to think about the meaning of Christian life. He wrote his thoughts out in the form of maxims, a uniquely French form of epigrams. Brief, clever statements, usually with a moral focus, his maxims illustrate his perception of human behavior in often paradoxical and surprising ways. Because statements such as "Our virtues are most often vices disguised" or "We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears" are as relevant now as when they were written some 300 years ago, La Rochefoucauld's Maxims are still popular today. Francois duc de La Rochefoucauld died in 1680.
 
Published February 7, 2013 by Editions la Bibliothèque Digitale. 119 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs.

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