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Memoirs of the life of Monsieur de Voltaire written by himself

Memoirs of the life of Monsieur de Voltaire written by himself

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These Memoirs Present His Irreverent Portrayals Of The Leading Figures Of The Time, Providing A Hilarious Insight Into The Royal Courts Of Europe ... --publisher's Description. Voltaire ; Translated By Andrew Brown ; [foreword By Ruth Scurr]. Includes Bibliographical References (p. 79-85). Translated From The French.

Author : Voltaire , 1694-1778

Publisher : Hesperus

Published Year : 2007

Format : print - Paperback, 124 pages

Subject : Frederick , 1712-1786, Voltaire , 1694-1778, Authors, French, Authors, French--18th century--Biography, Philosophers, Philosophers--France--Biography, Kings and rulers, DD404 .V6 2007, 848.509

Language : English

Dimensions : xx, 88 p. ; 20 cm.

ISBN : 1843911523

ISBN13 : 9781843911524

Overview :

Written in the tongue-in-cheek manner for which he was famous, Monsieur de Voltaire’s memoirs reveal a new perspective on the international politics and history of the 18th century. Voltaire's role as acclaimed author, poet, dramatist, and philosopher led him to experience the personal attentions of the most illustrious men and women of his time. His irreverent, to say the least, portrayals of the leading figures of the day provide a hilarious portrait of the royal courts of Europe which fought over his services for almost 30 years. Only published posthumously, these memoirs relate and then commentate on literary accomplishments, historic fact, and salacious gossip alike.

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