Contains a translation of a work by Breton philosopher Jules Lequyer and a biography of Lequyer. Lequyer's Abel and Abel explores questions of divine justice and human inequality. This is the first English translation. The translator teaches French language and literature at Pittsburgh State University in Kansas.
Translator's introduction - background, commentary and rationale; "Abel and Abel" by Jules lequyer; "Incidents in the Life and Death of Jules Lequyer" by Donald Wayne Viney; an unknown philosopher; a posthumous pseudonym; early years - a young man; Renouvier and Fichte; finances and other puzzles; called back to Paris; mysticism; political ambitions and seclusion; inheritance, confidences, Dinan; Le Priz de la Gloire; denouement; the controversy over Lequyer's death; something unheard of; Lequyer's legacy.