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quarante fauteuils de l'Académie Française 1634-1886

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"Quarante Fauteuils de l'Académie Française 1634-1886" by Charles Barthelémy is a comprehensive and meticulously researched book that delves into the history of the prestigious Académie Française and the forty individuals who held the coveted seats from 1634 to 1886.

Barthelémy's writing is detailed and engaging, making it easy for readers to immerse themselves in the rich history of this esteemed institution. The book sheds light on the cultural and literary impact of the Académie Française and its members, offering a fascinating glimpse into the evolution of French literature and language over the centuries.

While the book may not be for everyone, as it is quite dense and scholarly in its approach, it is a valuable resource for anyone interested in French culture, history, or literature. Barthelémy's passion for the subject shines through in his writing, making this book a must-read for those seeking a deeper understanding of the Académie Française and its role in shaping French intellectual life.

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Depuis ses débuts en cercle de neuf amis, ensuite organisée et élargie sous la tutelle du cardinal de Richelieu en 1634, l'Académie Française veille sur la qualité de la littérature et de la langue française jusqu'à nos jours. Voici de courtes biographies de tous les membres de l'Académie des années 1634-1886, rassemblées par l'historien français Charles Barthelémy qui a aussi écrit une préface sur les débuts de cette illustre Académie. - Summary by Sonia

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