Prosper Jolyot Crébillon Bibliography

Atrée et Thyeste 1707
Crébillon greatest influence was Seneca, in the preface to the tragedy Atrée et Thyeste he states that his aim is to move the audience to pity through terror. In his day Crébillon Père was regarded as a rival to Voltaire. He was elected to the Academy in 1731.
Rhadamiste et Zénobie 1711
Crébillon Père’s masterpiece. It was followed by a series of failures and in 1721 Crébillon Père retired from literary life. He returned successfully in 1726 with Pyrrhus