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The Fables of ReasonA Study of Voltaire's Contes Philosophiques$
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Roger Pearson

Print publication date: 1993

Print ISBN-13: 9780198158806

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158806.001.0001

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The conte philosophique and its Readers

The conte philosophique and its Readers

(p.3) 1 The conte philosophique and its Readers
The Fables of Reason


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This chapter discusses the concepts of conte, the conte philosophique, and the importance of the readers to Voltaire and his different narrative works. Based on the discussions presented in this chapter, it can be determined that Voltaire's success as a storyteller is through his natural talent as a raconteur and how most of his works are written in the central narrative.

Keywords:   conte, conte philosophique, readers, Voltaire, storyteller, raconteur, central narrative

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