By Claude Adrien Helvétius,David Smith,Peter Allan,Alan Dainard,Marie-Thérèse Inguenaud,Jean Orsoni,Jonas Steffen
This 5th and ultimate quantity completes the serious version of the letters of French thinker Claude Adrien Helvétius (1715-1771), writer of the debatable De l'Esprit (1758), and of his spouse, née Anne Catherine de Ligniville (1722-1800), who ran her personal salon in Auteuil after her husband's demise. the fundamental part during this final quantity is the special index – an essential device for researchers who desire to make complete use of the correspondence. the amount additionally comprises 4 new letters chanced on because the visual appeal of the 1st 4 volumes, errata, additions and adjustments to the serious equipment, the textual content of letters excluded from the variation right, genealogies of the households of Helvétius and his spouse, and a chronological checklist of all letters pointed out within the edition.
The earlier volumes of this version have loved overseas acclaim. "All scholars of the French Enlightenment could be deeply indebted to D.W. Smith and his workforce for this beautifully conceived and arranged collaborative fulfillment. whilst whole the Toronto Helvétius will rank one of the really awesome examples of twentieth-century editorial and bibliographical scholarship." (David Williams, French Studies)
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