The Cambridge Companion to Voltaire

The Cambridge Companion to Voltaire

by Nicholas Cronk
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The Cambridge Companion to Voltaire

A leading thinker of the European Enlightenment, Voltaire is a central figure in France's collective cultural memory.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521614955
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 02/28/2009
Series: Cambridge Companions to Literature Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations vii

List of contributors viii

Acknowledgements ix

Chronology x

List of abbreviations xv

Introduction Nicholas Cronk 1

1 The making of a name: a life of Voltaire Geoffrey Turnovsky 17

2 Voltaire and authorship Nicholas Cronk 31

3 Voltaire: philosopher or philosophe? David Besson Nicholas Cronk 47

4 Voltaire and clandestine manuscripts Miguel Benitez 65

5 Voltaire and the myth of England John Leigh 79

6 Voltaire's masks: theatre and theatricality Russell Goulbourne 93

7 Voltaire as story-teller Gianni Iotti 109

8 Candide Philip Stewart 125

9 Voltaire and history Catherine Volpilhac-Auger 139

10 Voltaire's correspondence Christiane Mervaud 153

11 Voltaire: pamphlets and polemic Olivier Ferret 167

12 Voltaire and the politics of toleration John Renwick 179

13 Voltaire and the Bible Graham Gargett 193

14 The Voltaire effect Daniel Brewer 205

Further reading 219

Index 225

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