Voltaire: A Life

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Profile, 2010 - Authors, French - 538 pages
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In his own time, Voltaire (1694-1778) was the most famous and controversial figure in Europe. This biography tells the story of Voltaire's life - his early imprisonment in the Bastille; exile in England and his mastery of English; and, his human rights campaigns and his triumphant return to Paris to die there as celebrity extraordinaire.

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About the author (2010)

Ian Davidson worked for the Financial Times for many years (among other things as Paris correspondent and as chief foreign affairs columnist). His earlier Voltaire in Exile (2004), was called 'powerful and illuminating ... revealing and disturbing' by the Sunday Times.

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