Fougeret de Monbron, 'Margot la ravaudeuse'

Fougeret de Monbron, 'Margot la ravaudeuse'

Fougeret de Monbron (1706–1760) was a minor French writer known in Parisian literary circles in the 1740s and 1750s for his spoof of Voltaire’s Henriade, entitled La Henriade travestie (1745). He is generally considered the model for ‘LUI’ in Diderot’s fragmented novel the Neveu de Rameau, written some time after 1761. In addition to this, his travel memoirs, Le Cosmopolite (1750), are a recognized source of Voltaire’s Candide (1759). Today, Monbron’s novel on prostitution Margot la ravaudeuse (1753) (or Margot, the stocking darner) is his best known work. Widely read in France (where it has appeared in four separate editions since 1990), and moreover translated since the eighteenth century into other European languages, Margot has never been adequately made available to English-speaking readers. Professor Langille’s new translation brings Margot la ravaudeuse for the first time to students of eighteenth-century literature, and most especially to those interested in that intriguing sub-genre known as ‘prostitution narrative’.

French Master Drawings from the Collection of Muriel Butkin

French Master Drawings from the Collection of Muriel Butkin

Muriel Butkin has a fine private collection of master drawings, more than 450 in all. She has concentrated on French artists of the 18th and 19th centuries, with particular focus on figure studies, portraits, animals, interiors, mythological subjects, unusual landscapes, and sketchbooks. This volume publishes 59 of the most important drawings, each reproduced in duotone and accompanied by a comprehensive essay. Among them are works by artists such as Coypel, Boucher, Greuze, David, Gericault, Millet, Degas, Carot, Daubigny, Rodin and Puvis de Chavannes, as well as previously unknown rarities.

Latin, Or, The Empire of a Sign

From the Sixteenth to the Twentieth Centuries

Latin, Or, The Empire of a Sign

A highly original and accessible history of Latin between the sixteenth and twentieth centuries that explores how Latin came to dominate the civic and sacred worlds of Europe and, arguably, the entire western world.

Canadiana

Canadiana