Les impostures innocentes, ou, les opuscules de M***

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Meusnier de Querlon’s Innocent Impostures, or M***’s opuscules begins with a preface by Mlle de Gourani regarding Montagne’s Essays that sets the tone for the novel: “It is not the candid and speculative discourses on love that are dangerous; it is the soft and delicate ones, the artistic and sensitive stores of romantic passions, and of their effects that are visible to novels and poets: dangerous, I say, still, but that would be much less, without the increase and the high price where the laws of the ceremony and their exemptions raised Cupid and Venus. Nevertheless I admittedly have a great fear that humankind cannot know more dangerously which animal is love, when nobody tells him or her.” If education is essential to producing a moral person, how can one “know dangerously”? Innocent Impostures offers the public a chance to experience the immoral in fiction in hopes that reader will choose the moral path in life.

Title

Les impostures innocentes, ou, les opuscules de M***
Romans et poésies

Publisher

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Date

1761

Description

Meusnier de Querlon’s Innocent Impostures, or M***’s opuscules begins with a preface by Mlle de Gourani regarding Montagne’s Essays that sets the tone for the novel: “It is not the candid and speculative discourses on love that are dangerous; it is the soft and delicate ones, the artistic and sensitive stores of romantic passions, and of their effects that are visible to novels and poets: dangerous, I say, still, but that would be much less, without the increase and the high price where the laws of the ceremony and their exemptions raised Cupid and Venus. Nevertheless I admittedly have a great fear that humankind cannot know more dangerously which animal is love, when nobody tells him or her.” If education is essential to producing a moral person, how can one “know dangerously”? Innocent Impostures offers the public a chance to experience the immoral in fiction in hopes that reader will choose the moral path in life.

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Language

French

Rights

Public Domain

Format

279 pages

Source

Morris Wachs Collection, W.T. Bandy Center, PQ2007 .M68 I476 1761

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Citation

Meusnier de Querlon, A.-G. (Anne-Gabriel), 1702-1780, “Les impostures innocentes, ou, les opuscules de M***,” Gallery, accessed September 18, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/1478.