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Human Happiness
     

Human Happiness

by Blaise Pascal, A. J. Krailsheimer (Translator)
 

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ISBN-13:
9780141042510
Publisher:
Viking Penguin
Publication date:
10/27/2009
Series:
Penguin Great Ideas Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
4.30(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author


Blaise Pascal was born in Clermont in 1623, the son of a government official. During his short life he left his mark on mathematics, physics, religious controversy and literature. A convert to Jansenism, he engaged with gusto in a controversy with the Jesuits, which gave rise to his Lettres Provinciales on which, with the Pensées, his literary fame chiefly rests. A remarkable stylist, he is regarded by many as the greatest of French prose artists. He died, after a long illness, in 1662.

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