He's a genie offering a bottle with a flying carpet tossed in.
But in 1802 Chateaubriand had published his epoch-making Genie du Christianisme, in which he declared that of all religions Christianity was " the most poetical, the most human, the most favourable to freedom, art and letters."
Fabry, Le Genie de la revolution considers dans ?education (3 vols., Paris, 1817-1818); F.
In 1839 he was appointed professor of foreign literature at Lyons, where he began the brilliant course of lectures afterwards embodied in the Two years later he was transferred to the College de France, and the Genie des religions itself appeared (1842) .
Schapp, Kants Lehre vom Genie and die Entstehung der "Kritik der Urteilskraft" (1901); Carl Schmidt, Beitrage zur Entwickelung der Kant'schen Ethik (1900); A.
Chateaubriand quoted three or four passages in his Genie du christianisme.
Among his minor works may be mentioned: - De la France, de son genie et de ses destinees (1847); Daniel Manin (1860), La Russie et l'Europe (1866); Etudes d'archeologie celtique (1872); Les Napoleon et les frontieres de la France (1874).
He received his training as an engineer at Mezieres, becoming an officer of the Corps de Genie in 1773 and a captain ten years later.
The Romantic movement helped, with its idealization of a past but vaguely realized and imperfectly understood, and Chateaubriand heralded in the Catholic reaction with his Genie du Christianisme (1801) a brilliant if superficial attack on the encyclopaedists and their neo-Paganism, and a glorification of the Christian Church as supreme not only in the regions of faith and morals, but also in those of intellect and art.
There are lots of folks who would use their genie-wish to do just that.
Fabricii et de genie Fabriciorum; see also F.