University of Exeter Press

Studies in Eighteenth Century French Literature

Presented to Robert Niklaus

    • 363 Pages

    These Studies in Eighteenth-Century French Literature presented to Robert Niklaus  were written by former students and colleagues and by his friends, to mark his retirement in 1975. The articles all relate to the French Enlightenment, Professor Niklaus's main academic interest, but vay in approach and subject.

    Six articles deal with aspects of the works of Diderot: his philosophy, aesthetics, narrative art and style.  There are articles on Voltaire - his social, political and philosophical attitudes - and on Montesquieu, among others.

    The book as a whole is evidence of the continuing vitality of the Enlightenment and makes a fitting complement to Professor Niklaus's own important and lively contribution to eighteenth-century studies.

    Contains 29 essays on subjects relating to the French Enlightenment, written in 1975 to mark the retirement of Professor Robert Nicklaus, Head of Department of French and Italian at the University of Exeter.

    W. H. BARBER Voltaire at Cirey

    DAVID BERRY Diderot's Optics

    THEODORE BESTERMAN Three Additions to Voltaire Biography

    MICHAEL CARTWRIGHT Diderot and the Idea of Performance and the Performer

    JANE MARSH DIECKMANN 'A Zerbina Penseret': A Note on Diderot's Epigraph

    E. L. DUTHIE L'Orage

    OTIS FELLOWS George Berkely, His Door and the Philosophes

    JOHN FOX An Eighteenth-Century Student of Medieval Literature: Bernard de La Monnoye

    BASIL GUY The Prince de Ligne and the Exemplification of Herois Virture in the Eighteenth Century

    D. R. HAGGIS Beaumarchais and the Early Balzac

    SUSAN HAYWARD Two Anti-Novels: Molloy and Jacques le Fataliste

    R.A. LEIGH Rousseau's English Pension

    JENNIFER LONGHURST Lesage and the Spanish Tradition

    J. LOUGH Who were the Philosophes?

    ROLAND MORTIER Un Magistrat 'ame sensible' Le President Dupaty (1746-1788)

    LYNETTE R. MUIR King Arthur: Style Louis XVI

    VIVIENNE MYLNE Dialogue as Narrative in Eighteenth-Century French Fiction

    NORMA PERRY French and English Merchants in the Eighteenth Century: Voltaire Revisited

    JACQUES PROUST De Sylvain Marechal a Maiakovki

    ROBERT SHACKLETON A Supposed Letter of Montesquieu in 1795

    CHRISTINE M. SINGH The Lettre sur les Aveugles

    J. S.S SPINK The Clandestine Book Trade in 1752

    LEONARD TANCOCK Reflections on the Sequel to Le Paysan parvenu

    ROBERT S. TATE Voltaire and the Question of Law and Order in the Eighteenth Century

    P. M. W. THODY Le Neveu de Rameau and the Awareness of Mediocrity

    P. VERNIERE Les Liasions Dangereuses: d'une moral des faits aa une moreale de la signification

    MARK H. WADDICOR Montesquieu and the Theatre

    DEREK A. WATTS Testimonies of Persecution: Four Hugenot Refugees and their Memoirs

    P. J. YARROW A Cosmopolitan Country Clergyman: Louis Dutens


    John Fox was Professor of Medieval French, University of Exeter