|aThe Cambridge companion to Voltaire /|cedited by Nicholas Cronk.
|aCambridge :|bCambridge University Press,|cc2009.
|axv, 235 p. :|bill. ;|c24 cm.
|aCambridge companions to literature
|aIncludes bibliographical references (p. 219-223) and index.
|tThe making of a name : a life of Voltaire / |r Geoffrey Turnovsky -- |t Voltaire and authorship / |r Nicholas Cronk -- |t Voltaire : philosopher or philosophe? / |r David Beeson and Nicholas Cronk -- |t Voltaire and clandestine manuscripts / |r Miguel Beni?tez -- |t Voltaire and the myth of England / |r John Leigh -- |t Voltaire's masks : theatre and theatricality / |r Russell Goulbourne -- |t Voltaire as story-teller / |r Gianni Iotti -- |t Candide / |r Philip Stewart -- |t Voltaire and history / |r Catherine Volpilhac-Auger -- |t Voltaire's correspondence / |r Christiane Mervaud -- |t Voltaire : pamphlets and polemic / |r Olivier Ferret -- |t Voltaire and the politics of toleration / |r John Renwick -- |t Voltaire and the Bible / |r Graham Gargett -- |t The Voltaire effect / |r Daniel Brewer.
|a"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 ?uvre. 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." -- Publisher description.
|aVoltaire,|d1694-1778|xCriticism and interpretation.
|aAuthors, French|vBiography|y18th century.
|aFrench literature|xHistory and criticism|y18th century.