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Author Pearson, Roger

Title The fables of reason : a study of Voltaire's "Contes philosophiques" / Roger Pearson
Published Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1993


Description 1 online resource (x, 268 pages)
Contents I. The Fables of Reason. 1. The conte philosophique and its Readers. 2. Statistics and Symposia: L'Homme aux quarante ecus. 3. Fallen Fables -- II. The Voyage of Reason and the Problem of Evil. 4. Party Games: Le Crocheter borgne and Cosi-Sancta. 5. Man in the Universe: Micromegas. 6. Man in the World: Le Monde comme il va, Zadig, Memnon, and Lettre d'un turc. 7. Small Consolations: Songe de Platon, Histoire des voyages de Scarmentado, and Les Deux Consoles. 8. The Candid Conte: Candide ou l'optimisme -- III. Literature and Enlightenment. 9. Education and 'Merry Hissing': Histoire d'un bon brahmin, Pot-pourri, Le Blanc et le noir, Jeannot et Colin, Petite digression, and Aventure indienne. 10. Hearts and Minds: L'Ingenu. 11. 'L'univers en raccourci': la Princesse de Babylone and Les Lettres d'Amabed. 12. Totem and Taboo: Le Taureau blanc. 13. Anglicans and Academics: Aventure de la memoire, Eloge historique de la raison, Les Oreilles du comte de Chesterfield, and Histoire de Jenni
Voltaire's Contes
Summary 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 intellectual context, and proposes new ways of reading them in the light of modern critical thinking
Analysis French fiction
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 252-261) and index
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Subject Voltaire, 1694-1778. Contes philosophiques
SUBJECT Voltaire (1694-1778). Contes philosophiques. ram
Voltaire. swd
Subject Fables, French -- History and criticism
Philosophy in literature.
Reason in literature.
Fables, French.
Philosophy in literature.
Reason in literature.
Contes philosophiques (Voltaire)
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780191673375