In the period after the Glorious Revolution and the enacting of the Bill of Rights, a new genre of texts developed in England, called the Spectators. These texts offered readers current events from Englands coffeehouses through the eyes of a fictitious author, combining ethical and philosophical thoughts. This new type of periodical was copied numerous times and evolved into a recipe for success also in France the journal Le Monde comme il est from Jean-François de Bastide being one of them.The first two chapters of the study present a discussion of the origins and the development of the Spectator genre from the beginning of the 18th century onwards. The next chapter introduces the author Jean-François de Bastide and his Le Monde comme il est, which is, next to Le Nouveau Spectateur and Le Monde, the second ethical weekly magazine released by the author, and was published three times per week in the 1760s. All in all, the scripture was made of 60 issues, combined into two volumes. The fourth part of this research discusses the structure of communication. In three subsections, the self-portrayal of the fictitious author, the authenticity of Le Monde comme il est, and the communication between author and audience are emphasized. On this basis, the fifth and sixth chapter analyze Le Monde comme il est formally and thematically. On the one hand, the narrative forms are presented in detail, focusing on the letters to the editor, the dialogue, and the (self-)portrait. On the other hand, the main topics education, teaching of virtuous behavior, perception of women, and the role of literature (a major medium for the distribution of Enlightenment) are illustrated.