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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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Party Games: Le Crocheteur borgne and Cosi-Sancta

Party Games: Le Crocheteur borgne and Cosi-Sancta

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The Fables of Reason


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This chapter discusses two of Voltaire's earliest works, which are believed to be Le Crocheteur borgne and Cosi-Sancta. These stories are considered to be tributes to Louise de Bourbon, the wife of Louis XIV's oldest legitimate son. Voltaire is believed to have written these stories during his stay in the house of the Duchesse du Maine at Sceaux.

Keywords:   Voltaire, Louise de Bourbon, Crocheteur borgne, Cosi-Sancta

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