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The Moral Tale in France and Germany 1750-1789

Abstract:

Between 1761 and 1780 the Contes moraux of the self-proclaimed inventor of the moral tale, Jean-François Marmontel, were republished more times than Rousseau’s La Nouvelle Héloïse. They were an instant success throughout Europe and imitators quickly capitalised on readers’ enthusiasm for the moral tale. In fact Marmontel was merely exploiting a growing tendency towards using short fiction in the periodicals of the time and his achievements can only be understood in a wi... Expand abstract
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Published
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Kate Astbury More by this author
Publisher:
Voltaire Foundation Publisher's website
Publication date:
2017-11-30
Local pid:
VF1:366
Language:
English
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Text

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