Book #59471

The Influence of Plutarch in the Major European Literatures of the Eighteenth Century

Martha Walling Howard

Binding: Cloth
Book Condition: Fine
Publisher: Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1970.

Price: $45.00

An edition that sports very mild soiling, otherwise in Fine condition.

Howard's book is the first comprehensive study of the influence of Plutarch on eighteenth-century European literature. She shows how Plutarch's biographies, moral essays, and histories influenced the major writers of the period, from Voltaire to Rousseau. Howard provides a wealth of new information on the ways in which Plutarch's work was adapted and translated, as well as on the ways in which his ideas were used to criticize or justify the political and social order of his time.; 8vo; 217 pages.