Voltaire | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Roger Pearson

This literature criticism consists of approximately 26 pages of analysis & critique of Voltaire.
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Critical Essay by Roger Pearson

SOURCE: Pearson, Roger. “Statistics and Symposia: L'Homme aux quarante écus” and “Fallen Fables.” In Fables of Reason: A Study of Voltaire's ‘contes philosophiques’, pp. 20-38. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1993.

In these essays, Pearson focuses on the conte L'Homme aux quarante écus as a useful introduction to the contes in general, suggesting that in it, Voltaire outlines the basic themes of the Enlightenment. Pearson argues that the conte form offers Voltaire a great measure of philosophical and rhetorical freedom, and demonstrates Voltaire's writing to be a forerunner of modernity.

Statistics and Symposia: L'homme Aux Quarante écus

Messieurs, allez souper chez M. André.

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Written in 1767, L'Homme aux quarante écus was published anonymously in Geneva by...

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