Modern Languages and Literatures, Department of


Date of this Version

October 2000


Published in French Studies 54:4 (Oct 2000), pp. 500-501. Copyright © 2000 Oxford University Press. Used by permission.


This edition of the Méditations is a noteworthy project that will prove a valuable research tool. Part of Lardon’s suc¬cess stems from the fact that she preserves the integrity of the original 1588 La Rochelle edition by making only the slight¬est and most obvious changes in orthography and punctua¬tion for purposes of enhanced readability. The volume is more remarkable, however, for the ways in which it goes beyond Alan Boase’s 1954 and 1978 editions of the Médita¬tions.