Moral Reflections and Epistles

Author: Ludvig Holberg
Editor and Translator: P. M. Mitchell
ISBN-13: 9781870041522
Pages: 200
Published: 1991

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In this selection of his philosophical essays, the author comments on life and society in 18th-century Denmark. Taking their inspiration from the English “Spectator” essays, they give an insight into the mind of the continental Enlightenment.

As Mitchell writes in his introduction to the Moral Reflections, they are read ‘to weigh the author’s values against one’s own and to penetrate the mind of the outstanding literary figure of Scandinavia in the first half of the 18th century, and thus to learn the sensibilites of his time,’ and ‘if we would have an answer to the question, what was a well-informed man thinking about in northern Europe at mid-18th century, we must examine Holberg’s cogitations’ – Scandinavica

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