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Lettres a un Provincial by Blaise Pascal

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In these letters, Pascal humorously attacked casuistry, a rhetorical method often used by Jesuit theologians, and accused Jesuits of moral laxity. Being quickly forced underground while writing the Provincial Letters, Pascal pretended they were reports from a Parisian to a friend in the provinces, on the moral and theological issues then exciting the intellectual and religious circles in the capital. In the letters, Pascal's tone combines the fervor of a convert with the wit and polish of a man of the world. Their style meant that, quite apart from their religious influence, the Provincial Letters were popular as a literary work. Bound in dark moire fabric with leather corners and spine with gilt titles. Ex library with plate and card on the inside front cover. Cover shows signs of wear. Some marks and foxing, pages clean and binding tight. Written in French. Published 1865.

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Author(s):
Blaise Pascal
Condition:
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Format:
Hardback
Publisher:
Firmin Didot

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In these letters, Pascal humorously attacked casuistry, a rhetorical method often used by Jesuit theologians, and accused Jesuits of moral laxity. Being quickly forced underground while writing the Provincial Letters, Pascal pretended they were reports from a Parisian to a friend in the provinces, on the moral and theological issues then exciting the intellectual and religious circles in the capital. In the letters, Pascal's tone combines the fervor of a convert with the wit and polish of a man of the world. Their style meant that, quite apart from their religious influence, the Provincial Letters were popular as a literary work. Bound in dark moire fabric with leather corners and spine with gilt titles. Ex library with plate and card on the inside front cover. Cover shows signs of wear. Some marks and foxing, pages clean and binding tight. Written in French. Published 1865.

Author(s):
Blaise Pascal
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Used: good
Format:
Hardback
Publisher:
Firmin Didot

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