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Memoirs of the life of Monsieur de Voltaire written by himself /
Voltaire ; translated by Andrew Brown.
imprint
London : Hesperus, 2007.
description
xx, 88 p.
ISBN
1843911523 (pbk.), 9781843911524 (pbk.)
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series title
imprint
London : Hesperus, 2007.
isbn
1843911523 (pbk.)
9781843911524 (pbk.)
language note
Translated from the French.
catalogue key
6228734
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"Written with . . . ferocious wit and energy." Rain Taxi Review of Books
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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.
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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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