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The Resource Voltaire : a life, Ian Davidson

Voltaire : a life, Ian Davidson

Label
Voltaire : a life
Title
Voltaire
Title remainder
a life
Statement of responsibility
Ian Davidson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Davidson tells the whole, rich story of Voltaire's life (1694-1778): his early imprisonment in the Bastille; exile in England and his mastery of English; an obsession with money, of which he made a huge amount; a scandalous love life; his infatuation with Frederick the Great; a long exile on the borders of Switzerland; his passion for watch-making; his human rights campaigns and his triumphant return to Paris to die there as celebrity extraordinaire
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
JAI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1935-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davidson, Ian
Dewey number
840.5
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ2099
LC item number
.D38 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Voltaire
  • Philosophers
  • Authors, French
Label
Voltaire : a life, Ian Davidson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [466]-471) and index
Contents
Youth: 1694-1713 -- Comédie Française: 1714-1718 -- Money, and the shortage of it: 1718-1722 -- Friends and lovers: 1722-1723 -- La henriade: 1723-1726 -- From the court to the Bastille: 1725-1726 -- In England: 1726-1728 -- Return to France: 1729-1733 -- Lettres philosophiques: 1731-1733 -- Voltaire and Emilie: 1733-1734 -- Émilie comes and goes: 1734-1735 -- The intellectual love-nest: 1735-1738 -- Ordeal of Mme de Graffigny: 1738-1739 -- Émilie's court case: 1739-1740 -- Mission to Potsdam: 1741-1743 -- Voltaire at court again: 1744-1746 -- End of a relationship: 1746-1747 -- Death of Émilie: 1748-1749 -- Voltaire in Prussia: 1750-1753 -- Humiliation at Frankfurt: 1750-1753 -- Sentence of exile: 1754-1755 -- Encyclopédie: 1753-1759 -- Ferney: 1758-1761 -- Mlle Corneille: 1760-1763 -- Campaigns for justice: 1761-1765 -- Damilaville: 1765 -- Beccaria: 1765-1766 -- Chevalier de La Barre: 1765-1768 -- Geneva troubles: 1765-1768 -- The quarrel with Mme Denis: 1767-1769 -- Watch-making at Ferney: 1770-1776 -- Last campaigns: 1770-1778 -- Triumph and death: 1778
Control code
ocn665067690
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Pegasus Books hardcover ed.
Extent
xx, 538 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781605981192
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781605981192
  • (OCoLC)665067690
Label
Voltaire : a life, Ian Davidson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [466]-471) and index
Contents
Youth: 1694-1713 -- Comédie Française: 1714-1718 -- Money, and the shortage of it: 1718-1722 -- Friends and lovers: 1722-1723 -- La henriade: 1723-1726 -- From the court to the Bastille: 1725-1726 -- In England: 1726-1728 -- Return to France: 1729-1733 -- Lettres philosophiques: 1731-1733 -- Voltaire and Emilie: 1733-1734 -- Émilie comes and goes: 1734-1735 -- The intellectual love-nest: 1735-1738 -- Ordeal of Mme de Graffigny: 1738-1739 -- Émilie's court case: 1739-1740 -- Mission to Potsdam: 1741-1743 -- Voltaire at court again: 1744-1746 -- End of a relationship: 1746-1747 -- Death of Émilie: 1748-1749 -- Voltaire in Prussia: 1750-1753 -- Humiliation at Frankfurt: 1750-1753 -- Sentence of exile: 1754-1755 -- Encyclopédie: 1753-1759 -- Ferney: 1758-1761 -- Mlle Corneille: 1760-1763 -- Campaigns for justice: 1761-1765 -- Damilaville: 1765 -- Beccaria: 1765-1766 -- Chevalier de La Barre: 1765-1768 -- Geneva troubles: 1765-1768 -- The quarrel with Mme Denis: 1767-1769 -- Watch-making at Ferney: 1770-1776 -- Last campaigns: 1770-1778 -- Triumph and death: 1778
Control code
ocn665067690
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Pegasus Books hardcover ed.
Extent
xx, 538 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781605981192
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781605981192
  • (OCoLC)665067690

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