Letters on England

Letters on England

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by Voltaire
     
 

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Also known as the Lettres anglaises ou philosophiques, Voltaire's response to his exile in England offered the French public of 1734 a panoramic view of British culture. Perceiving them as a veiled attack against the ancien regime, however, the French government ordered the letters burned and Voltaire persecuted.  See more details below

Overview

Also known as the Lettres anglaises ou philosophiques, Voltaire's response to his exile in England offered the French public of 1734 a panoramic view of British culture. Perceiving them as a veiled attack against the ancien regime, however, the French government ordered the letters burned and Voltaire persecuted.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140443868
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/28/1980
Series:
Classics Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
550,284
Product dimensions:
5.04(w) x 7.79(h) x 0.41(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Voltaire (1694-1778) French writer, satirist, the embodiment of the 18th-century Enlightenment. Among his best-known works is the satirical short story CANDIDE (1759).

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