Voltaire: A Very Short Introduction

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10/06/2019

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176 pages

174.0x111.0mm

Price: 299.00 INR

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9780199688357

Publication date:

10/06/2019

Paperback

176 pages

174.0x111.0mm

Part of Very Short Introduction

Nicholas Cronk

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Nicholas Cronk

Description

Voltaire (1694-1778), best remembered as the author of Candide, is one of the central actors -- arguably the defining personality -- of the European Enlightenment. In this Very Short Introduction, Nicholas Cronk explores Voltaire's remarkable career and demonstrates how his thinking is pivotal to our notion and understanding of the Enlightenment. 

In a fresh and modern examination of his writings, Cronk examines the nature of Voltaire's literary celebrity, demonstrating the extent to which his work was reactive and practical, and therefore made sense within the broader context of the debates to which he responded. The most famous living author in Europe in the 18th century, Cronk emphasizes Voltaire's skills of "performance" as a writer and his continued relevance today. He concludes by looking not only at Voltaire's impact in literature and philosophy, but also his influence on French political values and modern French politics.

About the Author

Nicholas Cronk is a Professor of French Literature in Oxford and Director of the Voltaire Foundation. For the last decade, he has been general editor of the Complete Works of Voltaire. He is currently President of the French Société des Etudes Voltairiennes, based at the Sorbonne. He has published many editions of individual Voltaire texts, and over fifty articles on Voltaire in English and French. He has edited a number of books on Voltaire, including Voltaire and the 1760s (2008), and Les 250 ans de Candide (with N. Ferrand, 2013). He recently edited the Cambridge Companion to Voltaire (2009) and has edited and introduced two Voltaire works in the Oxford World's Classics series.

Part of Very Short Introduction

Nicholas Cronk

Table of contents

1. The Actor
2. The Epicurean
3. The Englishman
4. The scientist
5. The courtier
6. The Swiss exile
7. The patriarch
8. The after-life
Further reading
Index

Part of Very Short Introduction

Nicholas Cronk

Part of Very Short Introduction

Nicholas Cronk

Part of Very Short Introduction

Nicholas Cronk

Description

Voltaire (1694-1778), best remembered as the author of Candide, is one of the central actors -- arguably the defining personality -- of the European Enlightenment. In this Very Short Introduction, Nicholas Cronk explores Voltaire's remarkable career and demonstrates how his thinking is pivotal to our notion and understanding of the Enlightenment. 

In a fresh and modern examination of his writings, Cronk examines the nature of Voltaire's literary celebrity, demonstrating the extent to which his work was reactive and practical, and therefore made sense within the broader context of the debates to which he responded. The most famous living author in Europe in the 18th century, Cronk emphasizes Voltaire's skills of "performance" as a writer and his continued relevance today. He concludes by looking not only at Voltaire's impact in literature and philosophy, but also his influence on French political values and modern French politics.

About the Author

Nicholas Cronk is a Professor of French Literature in Oxford and Director of the Voltaire Foundation. For the last decade, he has been general editor of the Complete Works of Voltaire. He is currently President of the French Société des Etudes Voltairiennes, based at the Sorbonne. He has published many editions of individual Voltaire texts, and over fifty articles on Voltaire in English and French. He has edited a number of books on Voltaire, including Voltaire and the 1760s (2008), and Les 250 ans de Candide (with N. Ferrand, 2013). He recently edited the Cambridge Companion to Voltaire (2009) and has edited and introduced two Voltaire works in the Oxford World's Classics series.

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Table of contents

1. The Actor
2. The Epicurean
3. The Englishman
4. The scientist
5. The courtier
6. The Swiss exile
7. The patriarch
8. The after-life
Further reading
Index

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