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The Origin of the Fays

(2019)
An anthology of stories edited by

 
 
As the contes de fees suffered a decline in fashionability, they began to rely on hybridization with Oriental and Medieval fantasies. The thirteen stories collected in this volume may be replete with fays, ogres, magic swords and other motifs, but they also revolve around a series of moral dilemmas, provided with fanciful magically-aided resolutions, although reflecting real philosophical debates of the times. Among the philosophers and free thinkers who made a contribution to the genre and are included in this volume are the renowned Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Swedish diplomat Count Carl Gustaf Tessin, Charles Duclos and Francois-Augustin de Paradis de Moncrif two members of the French Academy, and the exiled defrocked nun Marianne-Agnes Falques, who assisted William Beckford on Vathek.

Genre: Fantasy

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Paperback Editions

January 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Origin of the Fays
Author(s): Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Marie-Madeleine Lubert, Brian Stableford
ISBN: 1-61227-821-3 / 978-1-61227-821-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hollywood Comics
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Kindle Editions

January 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: THE ORIGIN OF THE FAYS AND OTHER TALES OF FAERIE
Author(s): Brian Stableford
Publisher: Black Coat Press
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