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The fables of reason : a study of Voltaire's Contes Philosophiques

Author: Roger Pearson
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press, 2002.
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A study of Voltaire's "Contes Philosophiques" - the philosophical tales for which he is best remembered, and which include "Candide". This book places each of the 26 stories in its historical and  Read more...


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Named Person: Voltaire.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Pearson
ISBN: 0198158807 9780198158806
OCLC Number: 315652149
Description: x, 268 S
Contents: Part 1 The fables of reason: the "Contes Philosophiques" and its readers; statistics and symposia - "L'Homme aux Quarante Ecus"; fallen fables. Part 2 The voyage of reason and the problem of evil: party games - "Le Crocheteur Borgne" and "Cosi-Sancta"; man in the universe - "Micromegas"; man in the world - "Le Monde comme il va", "Zadig", "Memnon", "Lettre d'un Turc"; small consolations - "Songe de Platon", "Histoire des Voyages de Scarmentado", "Les Deux Consoles". Part 3 Literature and enlightenment: education and "Merry Hissing" - "Histoire d'un bon Brahmin", "Pot-pourri", "Le Blanc et le Noir", "Jeannot et Colin", "Petite Digression", "Aventure Indienne"; hearts and minds - "L'Ingenu"; "L'univers en raccounci" - "La Princesse de Babylone", "Les Lettres d'Amabed"; totem and taboo - "Le Taureau Blanc"; anglicans and academics - "Aventure de la Memoire", "Eloge Historique de la Raison", "Les Oreilles du Comte de Chesterfield", "Histoire de Jenni".
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Roger Pearson's excellent general study of Voltaire's fiction fills another surprising gap. A great deal has been written about individual tales, groups of tales, and particular aspects (technique, Read more...

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