Landmarks in French Literature eBook

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CHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF AUTHORS AND THEIR PRINCIPAL WORKS

I. Middle Ages

CHANSONS DE GESTE, eleventh to thirteenth centuries.
  Chanson de Roland, circa 1080.

ROMANS BRETONS, twelfth and thirteenth centuries.

CHRETIEN DE TROYES, wrote circa 1170-80.

FABLIAUX, twelfth and thirteenth centuries.
  Roman de Renard, thirteenth century.
  Aucassin et Nicolete, circa thirteenth century.

VILLEHARDOUIN, d. 1213.
  Conquete de Constantinople, 1205-13.

GUILLAUME DE LORRIS (?).
  La Roman de la Rose (first part), circa 1237.

JEAN DE MEUNG, d. 1305.
  La Roman de la Rose (second part), 1277.

JOINVILLE, 1224-1319.
  Vie de Saint Louis, 1309.

FROISSART, 1337-circa 1410.
  Chroniques, 1373-1400.

VILLON, 1431-(?).
  Grand Testament, 1461.

COMMYNES, 1445-1509.
  Memoires, 1488-98.

II. Renaissance

MAROT, 1496-1544.

RABELAIS, circa 1494-1553.

RONSARD, 1524-85.

DU BELLAY, 1522-60.
  Defense et Illustration de la Langue Francaise, 1549.

JODELLE, 1532-73.
  Cleopatre, 1552.

MONTAIGNE, 1533-92.
  Essays, 1580-88.

III. Age of Transition

MALHERBE, 1555-1628.
  Odes, 1607-28.

HARDY, 1570-1631 (circa).
  Tragedies, 1593-1630.

ACADEMY, founded 1629.

CORNEILLE, 1606-84.
  Le Cid, 1636.
  Les Horaces, 1640.
  Cinna, 1640.
  Polyeucte, 1643.

PASCAL, 1623-62.
  Lettres Provinciales, 1656-57.
  Pensees, first edition 1670, first complete edition 1844.

IV. Age of Louis XIV

MOLIERE, 1622-73.
  Les Precieuses Ridicules, 1659.
  L’Ecole des Femmes, 1662.
  Tartufe, 1664.
  Le Misanthrope, 1666.
  Le Malade Imaginaire, 1673.

LA ROCHEFOUCAULD, 1613-80.
  Maximes, 1665.

BOILEAU, 1636-1711.
  Satires, 1666.
  Art Poetique, 1674.

RACINE, 1639-99.
  Andromaque, 1667.
  Phedre, 1677.
  Athalie, 1691.

LA FONTAINE, 1621-95.
  Fables, 1668-92.

BOSSUET, 1627-1704.
  Oraisons Funebres, 1669-87.
  Histoire Universelle, 1681.

MADAME DE SEVIGNE, 1626-96.
  Letters, 1671-96.

MADAME DE LAFAYETTE, 1634-93.
  La Princesse de Cleves, 1678.

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