The adventures of Telemachus by François de Salignac de La Mothe-Fénelon


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The adventures of Telemachus, the son of Ulysses by  François de Salignac de La Mothe-Fénelon

  • Hardcover: Vol. 1. (450pp), Vol. 2. (476pp)
  • Binding: cardboard, marble
  • Language: English
  • Publish Date: 1796
  • Publisher: Vienna, R. Sammer
  • Shipping Weight: 360 g
  • Condition: Good
  • Dimensions: 12,5 x 8,5 cm

Originally published by Fenelon in 1699, this famous retelling of the Greek myth proved the authors undoing as the King of France took its content as a hidden criticism. English translation of Fénélon’s famous didactic novel, written for his student, the seven-year-old Duc de Bourgogne (grandson of Louis XIV and second in line to the throne). Published anonymously (and against the author’s intentions), it was widely perceived as a criticism of the King’s absolutist rule and was translated in many languages.