The Cambridge Companion to Voltaire by Nicholas CronkThe Cambridge Companion to Voltaire by Nicholas Cronk

The Cambridge Companion to Voltaire

EditorNicholas Cronk

Paperback | March 16, 2009

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As a leading thinker of the European Enlightenment, Voltaire is a central figure in France's collective cultural memory. The popularity of Candide has made him perhaps best known as a writer of tales. Yet these represent only a fraction of his entire ouvre. Voltaire created a style of authorship which made him the most famous writer in Europe and turned his name into a brand for a certain style of writing and thinking. This Companion covers his plays, fiction, pamphlets, correspondence, biblical criticism, and historical, political and philosophical thought, to give a wide-ranging view of his writings. The most comprehensive book on Voltaire available in English, it makes accessible the most recent research in France as well as the English-speaking world, in a series of original essays and a guide to sources. The essays demonstrate why Voltaire remains an essential point of reference in defining the modern intellectual today.
Title:The Cambridge Companion to VoltaireFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.51 inPublished:March 16, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Chronology; Introduction Nicholas Cronk; 1. The making of a name: a life of Voltaire Geoffrey Turnovsky; 2. Voltaire and authorship Nicholas Cronk; 3. Voltaire, philosopher or philosophe? David Beeson and Nicholas Cronk; 4. Voltaire and clandestine manuscripts Miguel Benítez; 5. Voltaire and the myth of England John Leigh; 6. Voltaire's masks: theatre and theatricality Russell Goulbourne; 7. Voltaire as story-teller Gianni Iotti; 8. Candide Philip Stewart; 9. Voltaire and history Catherine Volpilhac-Auger; 10. Voltaire's correspondence Christiane Mervaud; 11. Voltaire: pamphlets and polemic Olivier Ferret; 12. Voltaire and the politics of toleration John Renwick; 13. Voltaire and the Bible Graham Gargett; 14. The Voltaire Effect Daniel Brewer; Guide to further reading; Index.