Les Provinciales: Ou, Lettres Crites Par Louis de Montalte [Pseud.] Un Provincial de Ses Amis Et Aux RR. Pp. Jsuites Sur Le Sujet de La
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

Les Provinciales: Ou, Lettres Crites Par Louis de Montalte [Pseud.] Un Provincial de Ses Amis Et Aux RR. Pp. Jsuites Sur Le Sujet de La

3.93 of 5 stars 3.93  ·  rating details  ·  58 ratings  ·  4 reviews
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into pri...more
Paperback, 462 pages
Published January 12th 2010 by Nabu Press (first published January 1st 1830)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Les Provinciales, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Les Provinciales

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 220)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
cole
Counted as one of the greatest works in the French language, Pascal's letters are a brilliant mix of acumen, well constructed argument, and withering wit. He launched an assault on the moral theology of the Jesuits during the height of the Jansenist controversy and left a rather amusing and enlightening work what is beautiful in its turn of both phrase and thought.

The first half of the letters is Pascal's attempt to relate the opposing views in the controversy and to illuminate the Jesuit views...more
Maurice
A good read. Found the style of writing a challenge.
Kata
Reading it in Hungarian translation as "Vidéki levelek".
Travis Armes
letters 1-8
Rebecca Clyburn
Rebecca Clyburn marked it as to-read
Aug 27, 2014
Josh Tegart
Josh Tegart marked it as to-read
Aug 15, 2014
Irinel Pintilie
Irinel Pintilie marked it as to-read
Jul 26, 2014
Josua Reeps
Josua Reeps marked it as to-read
Jun 25, 2014
Lisajean
Lisajean marked it as to-read
Jun 24, 2014
Matthew
Matthew marked it as to-read
Jun 22, 2014
sqrt2
sqrt2 marked it as to-read
Jun 07, 2014
Josh
Josh marked it as to-read
Jun 03, 2014
Jim
Jim added it
May 28, 2014
Erick M
Erick M marked it as to-read
May 20, 2014
Emilia Pacurar
Emilia Pacurar marked it as to-read
May 10, 2014
Crawford
Crawford marked it as to-read
Apr 28, 2014
Nazimhikmet
Nazimhikmet marked it as to-read
Apr 16, 2014
Mark
Mark marked it as to-read
Mar 27, 2014
Chadi Nanaa
Chadi Nanaa marked it as to-read
Mar 25, 2014
Carriann Forbis
Carriann Forbis marked it as to-read
Mar 11, 2014
Inayat
Inayat marked it as to-read
Mar 04, 2014
Aelita
Aelita marked it as to-read
Feb 25, 2014
Taylor
Taylor marked it as to-read
Feb 12, 2014
Akila
Akila marked it as to-read
Feb 09, 2014
Sana
Sana marked it as to-read
Feb 08, 2014
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
10994
French mathematician and philosopher Blaise Pascal was a contemporary of René Descartes and was ten when Galileo Galilei was forced to recant his belief that the earth circled the sun. He and Thomas Hobbes lived in Paris at the same time (1640) including the year Hobbes published his famous Leviathan (1651). Together with Pierre de Fermat, Pascal created the calculus of probabilities.

Pascal wrote...more
More about Blaise Pascal...
Pensées Human Happiness The Mind on Fire: A Faith for the Skeptical and Indifferent Selections from the Thoughts Foundations of the Christian Religion (Foundations of Faith)

Share This Book

“I have only made this letter longer because I have not had the time to make it shorter."

(Letter 16, 1657)”
377 likes
“Reverend Fathers, my letters do not customarily follow one another so closely, nor are they usually so extensive. The little time I have had has caused both. I have made this one longer only because I have not had the leisure of making it shorter.” 1 likes
More quotes…