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Author Davidson, Ian, 1935-

Title Voltaire in exile : the last years, 1753-78 / Ian Davidson.

Imprint New York : Grove Press, [2005].


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  848.5 V889Bd 2005    ---  Available
Description xix, 342 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Note Originally published: London : Atlantic Books, 2004.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "In 1753, King Louis XV forced Voltaire - playwright, poet, philosopher, and one of the most celebrated figures in Europe - into exile. Voltaire carved out a vibrant world in isolation, becoming a successful entrepreneur, writing his masterpiece, Candide, and lavishing upon those around him the finer things in life. Moreover, during these twenty-five years in Geneva, Voltaire developed his modern ideas of human rights and social equality, which were borne out in his campaigns against a series of miscarriages of justice."
Subject Voltaire, 1694-1778 -- Last years.
Voltaire, 1694-1778 -- Exile -- Switzerland -- Geneva.
Authors, French -- 18th century -- Biography.
ISBN 9780802142368

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