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Jacques Cazotte (October 17, 1719 — September 25, 1792) was a French author.

Born at Dijon, he was educated by the Jesuits, and at the age of 27 he obtained a public office at Martinique. It was not till his return to Paris in 1760 with the rank of commissioner-general that he made his public debut as an author. His first attempts, a mock romance and a coarse song, gained so much popularity, both in the Court and among the people, that he was encouraged to try something more ambitious. He accordingly produced his romance, Les Prouesses inimitables d'Ollivier, marquis d'Edesse.

He also wrote a number of fantastic oriental tales, such as his Mille et une fadaises, Contes a dormir debout (1742). His first success was with a "poem" in twelve cantos, and in prose intermixed with verse, entitled Ollivier (2 vols, 1762), followed in 1771 by another romance, the Lord Impromptu. But the most popular of his works was the Diable amoureux (1772), a fantastic tale in which the hero raises the devil. The value of the story lies in the picturesque setting, and the skill with which its details are carried out.

Cazotte possessed extreme facility and is said to have dashed off a seventh canto of Voltaire's Guerre civile de Genève in a single night. About 1775 Cazotte embraced the views of the Illuminati, declaring himself possessed of the power of prophecy. It was upon this event that Jean-François de la Harpe based his famous jeu d'esprit, in which he represents Cazotte as prophesying the most minute events of the French Revolution. On the discovery of some of his counter-revolutionary letters in August 1792, Cazotte was arrested; and though he escaped for a time through the efforts of his daughter, he was beheaded the following month.

A complete edition of his work was published as the ?uvres badines et morales, historiques et philosophiques de Jacques Cazotte (4 vols, 1816-1817), though more than one collection appeared during his lifetime.

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Total Books: 40
The Devil in Love
2011 - The Devil in Love [Dedalus European Classics] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781907650055
ISBN-10: 1907650059
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Le Diable Amoureux Nouvelle Espagnole
2010 - Le Diable Amoureux Nouvelle Espagnole [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781149135778
ISBN-10: 1149135778
Genre: History
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Oeuvres Badines Et Morales De Mr Cazotte Volume 6
2010 - Oeuvres Badines Et Morales De Mr Cazotte Volume 6 [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781143612206
ISBN-10: 1143612205
Genre: Nonfiction
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Oeuvres Badines Et Morales Historiques Et Philosophiques Volume 4
2010 - Oeuvres Badines Et Morales Historiques Et Philosophiques Volume 4 [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781143428579
ISBN-10: 1143428579
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Mille Et Une Fadaises Contes  Dormir De Bout
2010 - Mille Et Une Fadaises Contes Dormir De Bout [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781141499595
ISBN-10: 1141499592
Genre: Nonfiction
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Oeuvres Badines Et Morales De Mr Cazotte Volume 2
2010 - Oeuvres Badines Et Morales De Mr Cazotte Volume 2 [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781141634750
ISBN-10: 1141634759
Genre: Nonfiction
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Oeuvres Badines Et Morales De Mr Cazotte Volume 7
2010 - Oeuvres Badines Et Morales De Mr Cazotte Volume 7 [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781141719464
ISBN-10: 1141719460
Genre: Nonfiction
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Oeuvres Badines Et Morales De Mr Cazotte Volume 5
2010 - Oeuvres Badines Et Morales De Mr Cazotte Volume 5 [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781141335121
ISBN-10: 1141335123
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Oeuvres Badines Et Morales De Monsieur Cazotte V6
2009 - Oeuvres Badines Et Morales De Monsieur Cazotte V6 [1788 - French Edition] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781120802187
ISBN-10: 1120802180
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Oeuvres Badines Et Morales De Monsieur Cazotte V1
2009 - Oeuvres Badines Et Morales De Monsieur Cazotte V1 [1788 - French Edition] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781104652098
ISBN-10: 1104652099
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Ollivier V1-2 Poeme
2009 - Ollivier V1-2 Poeme [1763 - French Edition] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781104302436
ISBN-10: 1104302438
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Le Diable Amoureux
2008 - Le Diable Amoureux [Dodo Press - French Edition] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781409935063
ISBN-10: 140993506X
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Le Diable amoureux L'Honneur perdu et recouvr Rachel ou la belle juive
2008 - Le Diable Amoureux L'honneur Perdu Et Recouvr Rachel Ou La Belle Juive [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781406872712
ISBN-10: 1406872717
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El diablo enamorado/ The devil in love
2005 - El Diablo Enamorado/ the Devil in Love [Libros Del Tiempo - Spanish Edition] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9788478448371
ISBN-10: 8478448373
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance
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A Thousand and One Follies and His Most Unlooked For Lordship
2005 - A Thousand and One Follies and His Most Unlooked for Lordship (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781417927029
ISBN-10: 141792702X
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Euvres badines et morales de Mr Cazotte Tome 3
2001 - Euvres Badines Et Morales De Mr Cazotte Tome 3 [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780543729750
ISBN-10: 0543729753
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance
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EOuvres badines et morales de Mr Cazotte Tome 4
2001 - Eouvres Badines Et Morales De Mr Cazotte Tome 4 [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780543738486
ISBN-10: 0543738485
Genre: Gay & Lesbian
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Euvres badines et morales de Mr Cazotte Tome 5
2001 - Euvres Badines Et Morales De Mr Cazotte Tome 5 [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780543850003
ISBN-10: 0543850005
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Euvres badines et morales de Mr Cazotte Tome 2
2001 - Euvres Badines Et Morales De Mr Cazotte Tome 2 [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780543850027
ISBN-10: 0543850021
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
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Euvres badines et morales de Mr Cazotte Tome 1
2001 - Euvres Badines Et Morales De Mr Cazotte Tome 1 [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780543850041
ISBN-10: 0543850048
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction
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Euvres badines et morales de Mr Cazotte Tome 7
2001 - Euvres Badines Et Morales De Mr Cazotte Tome 7 [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780543850065
ISBN-10: 0543850064
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance
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El Diablo Enamorado [Vidas Imaginarias] (Hardcover)