The Journey of the great men

François VALLEJO

This book was awarded the "Prix Pierre Mac Orlan 2005", the "Prix de l'acédémie du Maine" and the "Prix du roman du Var"

Rousseau, Diderot and Grimm went on their Italian voyage in the middle of the 1750s. Nothing was known of it until the discovery of a manuscript in which their valet – a certain Lambert – tells, in his own manner, of this philosophical venture. Between the gastric problems of the first, the incessant «urgent wants» of the second and the libidinous needs of the third, the three accomplices evoke any old how God’s existence and the notions of humanity and democracy. Desecrated Great Men...

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L’Express

« François Vallejo gives us a great 18th century novel, a short of philosophical farce in which he places in the same coach three great minds of the era: Diderot, Grimm, Rousseau, flanked by their valet Lambert [...] A delight! »

About the author

François Vallejo (ENG)
François Vallejo teaches Literature. He has been published by Viviane (...)

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