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Commonwealth Books of Virginia is pleased to announce that the translation of Daniel Vaugelade's Comments On Le Rochefoucauld's North American Travels has begun. February 28 2015

Carolyn Yohn of Untangled Translations in Granite Bay, California and Dr. Ivy Dykman, Adjunct Professor of French at the University of North Carolina-Asheville, will work together on the English translation, which is expected to be finished in August.

Comments on the North American Travels of Le Rochefoucauld-Liancourt 1794-1798

The duke was the clearest expositor of what life was like in America in the late-18th century." Professor Patrice Higonnet

(PRWEB) February 26, 2015

Ms Yohn and Dr. Dyckman's translation of Monsieur Vaugelade's work will be the first comprehensive summary of the duc de la Rochefoucauld's North American "voyage" printed in English since the duc’s journals were first published in 1799. Tocqueville scholar Hugh Brogan, Professor Emeritus, University of Essex Colchester, United Kingdom will provide a foreword that places la Rochefoucauld’s massive work in the context of the duc's time.    

Duke Alexandre François de La Rochefoucauld-Liancourt fled France at the time of its September Massacres in 1792. He made his way from England to America, where he remained five years. During his self-imposed exile, the duke traveled from “le Haute-Canada” above Lake Ontario to Charleston, South Carolina. He returned to France following the coup of 18 Brumaire in 1799, which marked the beginning of the French Consulate and reign of Napoleon.

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Commonwealth Books of Virginia is Pleased to Introduce Daniel Vaugelade, Director of Educational Programs for Chateau de la Roche-Guyon, as a Member of its Author Family November 26 2014

Welcome Daniel Vaugelage: scholar and author of several informative publications about France during its enlightened age and the during the tumultuous revolution that followed it.

(PRWEB) November 26, 2014

M. Vaugelade's first title with Commonwealth Books of Virginia will be an English edition of a book that was published in France in 2010: "Comments on The American Travels Journals of La Rochefoucault-Liancourt 1794-1798."

M. Vaugelade was born in 1952 and has always lived in Freneuse, one of the ancient parishes of the Duchy of La Roche-Guyon, very close to the ancestral home of the La Rochefoucauld family. After studying history at Paris X Nanterre, he taught history throughout his career in the secondary school Camille Claudel in Mantes la Ville. His taste for historical research led him first to become interested in the history of the village and the region and naturally that of the duchy of La Roche-Guyon and its famous owners: the Duchess of Enville (1716-1797), her son, Louis Alexandre, Duke de La Rochefoucauld (1743-1792), and her nephew Alexandre François, later Duke de La Rochefoucauld-Liancourt (1747-1827). These accomplished French intellectuals were all friends of Thomas Jefferson, who frequently called on them at Duke Louis Alexandre’s townhome on rue de Seine in Paris.

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