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Charles Sorel’s comic novel L’Histoire comique de Francion [The Comical History of Francion, 2005] (1623, 1626, 1633) was one of the most republished texts in France during the seventeenth century. Although the Francion enjoyed an immediate and massive success at the time of its publication and was one of the most reprinted works of its century, this work subsequently disappeared during the eighteenth and the nineteenth centuries. This disappearance was arguably due to the Francion’s style, which did not correspond to the aesthetic …
Citation: Mangili, Adrien. "L'histoire comique de Francion". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 11 February 2020 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=14838, accessed 29 September 2023.]