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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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Anglicans and Academics: Aventure de la mémoire, Eloge historique de la raison, Les Oreilles du comte de Chesterfield, and Histoire de Jenni

Anglicans and Academics: Aventure de la mémoire, Eloge historique de la raison, Les Oreilles du comte de Chesterfield, and Histoire de Jenni

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(p.219) 13 Anglicans and Academics: Aventure de la mémoire, Eloge historique de la raison, Les Oreilles du comte de Chesterfield, and Histoire de Jenni
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The Fables of Reason
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ROGER PEARSON

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158806.003.0013

This chapter discusses the final four contes written by Voltaire, which were published three years before he died. Each of these works – Aventure de la mémoire, Eloge historique de la raison, Les Oreilles du comte de Chesterfield, and Histoire de Jenni – has an academic feature, while remaining true to Voltaire's conte writing style.

Keywords:   Voltaire, contes, mémoire, raison, Chesterfield, Jenni

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