Letters concerning the English Nation - Voltaire
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Inspired by Voltaire's stay in England (1726-8), this is one of the key works of the Enlightenment. Exactly contemporary with Gulliver's Travels and The Beggar's Opera, Voltaire's controversial pronouncements on politics, philosophy, religion, and literature have placed the Letters among the great Augustan satires.Voltaire wrote most of the book in English, in which he was fluent and witty, and it fast became a bestseller in Britain. He re-wrote it in French as the Lettres philosophiques, and current editions in English translate his French. This edition restores for the modern reader…mehr

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Inspired by Voltaire's stay in England (1726-8), this is one of the key works of the Enlightenment. Exactly contemporary with Gulliver's Travels and The Beggar's Opera, Voltaire's controversial pronouncements on politics, philosophy, religion, and literature have placed the Letters among the great Augustan satires.Voltaire wrote most of the book in English, in which he was fluent and witty, and it fast became a bestseller in Britain. He re-wrote it in French as the Lettres philosophiques, and current editions in English translate his French. This edition restores for the modern reader Voltaire's own English text, allowing us to appreciate him as a stylist at first hand. It is the only critical edition of the original text and, as well as providing an introduction and notes, it includesintriguing accounts of Voltaire by contemporary English observers.
  • Produktdetails
  • Oxford World's Classics
  • Verlag: Oxford University Press
  • Seitenzahl: 240
  • Erscheinungstermin: 30. Juli 2009
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 198mm x 129mm x 19mm
  • Gewicht: 172g
  • ISBN-13: 9780199555321
  • ISBN-10: 019955532X
  • Artikelnr.: 25691515
Autorenporträt
Director of the Voltaire Foundation, Nicholas Cronk is Fellow and Tutor in French at St Edmund's Hall and Faculty Lecturer, Oxford.