Fenelon’s Telemachus ranks with Bossuet’s Politics as the most important work of political theory of the French grand siecle, influencing Montesquieu and. Cambridge Core – Texts in Political Thought – Fénelon: Telemachus – edited by Patrick Riley. F&#;nelon’s Telemachus ranks with Bossuet’s Politics as the most important work of political theory of the French grand siecle, influencing Montesquieu and.

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He today is remembered mostly as one of the main advocates of quietism and as the author of The Adventures of Telemachus, a scabrous attack on the French monarchy, first published in Rachel rated it liked it Jul 12, To ask other readers questions about Telemachusplease sign up. It is a commentary on the bellicosity and luxuriousness of Louis XIV.

Christopher rated it really liked it Apr 23, The tekemachus Mentor is arguably the true hero of the book, much of which is given over to his speeches and advice on how to rule.

Sep 14, Neko McEvil rated it did not like it.

Most blameless is he, centered in the sphere Of common duties, decent not to fail In offices of tenderness, and pay Meet adoration to my household gods, When I am gone. Not so much; the symbolism is heavy-handed, Telemachus is totally wooden yes, I know it’s meant to instruct Louis; it can still be interesting!

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Open Preview See a Problem? Nicolas Allard rated it liked it Jun 20, However, one gets the impression that the work was written as a fenelin to influence a French king Louis XIV or a potential successor.


This should be my ideal book. Mette Sofie Gade rated it did not like it Sep 17, The book also became the most popular children’s book, given to boys, in eighteenth-century England.

From its wellspring of sentimentality, a river of tenderly shed tears would flow straight through the eighteenth century, fed by Fehelon, Greuze, and Rousseau, among others, finally to pour out into the broad sea of Romanticism. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Glaubert Fustave rated it really liked it Jan 07, I suspect, though, that the main reason to read the book is to observe how much it informed the French Enlightenment.

Emilia rated it liked it Feb 23, Refresh and try again. French Wikisource has original text related to this article: Published October 28th by Cambridge University Press first published Johan rated it really liked it Jun 22, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. But it is with “a Telemachus in hand that teacher and pupil establish a “scale of measurement” for judging various existing societies.

The form of government he looks to is an aristocratic republic in the form of a constitutional monarchy in which the ruler-prince is advised by a council of patricians.

Apparently I like novels. The oldest book in my library, since I have the John Hawkesworth version printed on Views Read Edit View history. He works his work, I mine. Telling the tale of Ulysses’ son Telemachus’ education by his tutor Mentor the goddess Minerva in disguiseit shows him learning the qualities of patience, courage, modesty and simplicity, needed when he succeeds as King of Ithaca.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Everything here is brought down to a “noble and frugal simplicity,” and, in the harmony of a strictly hierarchical society, everything combines in a common utility.

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This is my son, mine own Telemachus, To whom Ffnelon leave the scepter and the isle Well-loved of me, discerning to fulfill This labor, by slow prudence to make mild A rugged people, and through soft degrees Subdue them to the useful and the good.

Anna rated it did not like it Apr 14, Fnelonpages. Marie rated it liked it Nov 26, Want to Read saving…. Oct 14, Elizabeth rated it it was ok Shelves: Couldnt get into it after pages, so I ditched it.

Les Aventures de Télémaque

No trivia or quizzes yet. Accompanied by Mentor, Telemachus winds up going all around the eastern Mediterranean: Homer ‘s Odyssey 8th century BC.

Essai sur le culte des grands hommes Paris Fayard,

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