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Le Comte D'Essex

By Thomas Corneille Edited by Wendy Gibson

Le  Comte D'Essex
Paperback, 92 pages £20.00
Published: 2000
ISBN: 9780859896665
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Subjects: European Literature, European Studies


If Elizabeth I of England thought to rid herself forever of Robert Devereaux, Earl of Essex, by sending him to the scaffold she was very much mistaken, since his name, intertwined with hers, has traversed four centuries. Amongst those who realized the dramatic possibilities of the death of the Queen’s favourite was Thomas Corneille, a Frenchman. His interpretation of the motives and actions of the principal protagonists reflected the taste of his contemporaries in 1678 and helped prolong the popularity of the story into the eighteenth century.



This is a volume in the series Textes littéraires/Exeter French Texts. The text, introduction and essential notes are all in French.





Frontispice

Introduction


Le Texte

Bibliographie

Le Comte D'Essex; Au Lecteur

Extrait du Privilege du Roy

Acteurs

Acte premier

Acte II

Acte III

Acte IV

Acte V

Notes



'Wendy Gibson has provided a clear and helpful Introduction, . . . Her annotations and footnotes are both erudite and illuminating.' (New Zealand Journal of French Studies, Volume 24 No 1, 2003)



Wendy Gibson is a lecturer in French Studies at the University of Reading.




Publication Details:


Binding:
 Paperback , 92 pages
ISBN:
 9780859896665

BIC Code:
 1DBKE, 2ADF, DD, DSBD, DSG, HBJD1, HBLH
BISAC Code:
  DRA000000, HIS015000, HIS018000, LIT013000, LIT019000
Imprint:
 University of Exeter Press


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