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"Le Romant Comique", 2 volumes 309 p + 315 p
and "Le Virgile Travesty", 2 volumes, 384 p + 318 p 1704
4 volumes in superb condition.
Full leather binding, spine with 5 raised bands, volume number and title label, gilding, white endpaper, perfect headcap corners.
Albert Jubiot bookplate.
Paul Scarron, squire and lord of Fougerest, Beauvais, and La Rivière, is a contemporary french writer of the reign of Louis XIII and the beginning of that of Louis XIV. His most well-known book is Le Roman Comique.
Scarron represents 17th century burlesque comedy. In 1643, his Recueil de quelques vers burlesques was the source of an immense trend. He then published Le Typhoon (1644), then from 1648 to 1652 the Virgile Travesti, parody of the Aeneid.
While writing his best comedies, Scarron also wrote a novel Le Roman Comique, written in a satirical style, direct and simple, in contrast to his sentimental and literary novels which were popular at the time. It is considered to be his masterpiece,. The first part was published in 1651, the second in 1657. Scarron died before having written the third.
Here "Le Romant Comique" and "Le Virgile Travesty" 43563069