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  • Tags: An (im)Moral Education

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Novels were not the only way for the 18th-century authors to educate their readers. This Collection of a few brief works presents short stories, fables, and poems in hopes of offering multiple ways to entice the reader into learning. The fable…

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The Way of Proper Thinking in Works of the Mind proposes stories, poems and texts of eloquence for readers who wish to educate themselves on literary content regarding the mind and intellect. Deeply rooted in Cartesian philosophy, the book’s goal,…

Dites donc s’il vous plait, an etching by Nicolas Delaunay modeled after an original painting by Jean-Honoré Fragonard, depicts a motherly figure instructing children. In a scene representing the instruction of young people, notably absent are…

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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;…
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