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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
  • 848.509
  • 840.5
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
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
Note
Originally published: London : Profile, 2010
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
665067690
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Pegasus Books hardcover ed.
Extent
xx, 538 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9781605981192
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)665067690
Label
Voltaire : a life, Ian Davidson
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Profile, 2010
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
665067690
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Pegasus Books hardcover ed.
Extent
xx, 538 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9781605981192
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)665067690

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