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Memoirs of the Life of Monsieur de Voltaire
     

Memoirs of the Life of Monsieur de Voltaire

by Voltaire, Sophie Lewis (Translator)
 

Written in the tongue-in-cheek manner for which he was famous, Monsieur de Voltaire’s memoirs reveal a new perspective on the international politics and history of the 18th century. Voltaire's role as acclaimed author, poet, dramatist, and philosopher led him to experience the personal attentions of the most illustrious men and women of his time. His

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Written in the tongue-in-cheek manner for which he was famous, Monsieur de Voltaire’s memoirs reveal a new perspective on the international politics and history of the 18th century. Voltaire's role as acclaimed author, poet, dramatist, and philosopher led him to experience the personal attentions of the most illustrious men and women of his time. His irreverent, to say the least, portrayals of the leading figures of the day provide a hilarious portrait of the royal courts of Europe which fought over his services for almost 30 years. Only published posthumously, these memoirs relate and then commentate on literary accomplishments, historic fact, and salacious gossip alike.

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"Written with . . . ferocious wit and energy."  —Rain Taxi Review of Books

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Written with . . . ferocious wit and energy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843911524
Publisher:
Hesperus Press
Publication date:
09/28/2007
Series:
Hesperus Classics Series
Pages:
124
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.37(d)

Meet the Author

Philosopher François-Marie Arouet de Voltaire (1694–1778), a vociferous supporter of social reform and one of the most influential figures of his time, was the author of Candide and L'Ingénu.

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