One of a series of French texts which are works of the past and not readily accessible to scholars. Each has historic or literary value and is accompanied by an introduction in French. This volume presents "Dissertations contre Corneille", by L'Abbe d'Aubignac. "Dissertations contre Corneille" chronicles one of the great literary controversies of 17the century France. In 1663, Francois Hedelin, l'Abbe d'Aubignac, published four dissertations in which he criticized with increasing ferocity the most famous and greatest playwright of the century, Corneille. The first dissertation attacks "Sophonisbe", the second "Sertorius", the third "Oedipe", and the fourth concentrates on the personality of Corneille.
Nicholas Hammond is Lecturer in French, University of Cambridge, and Fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge.
Michael Hawcroft is Fellow of Keble College, Oxford and Lecturer in French, University of Oxford.