Voltaire: A Life

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Profile, Jan 1, 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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User Review  - Mj Travis - Goodreads

A nice introduction for a novice Voltaire reader. I found it easy to read and informative. The author doesn't pretend it's a definitive account on Voltaire. I would recommend it as a good place to start on matters Voltaire , his writings & contemporaries. Read full review

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User Review  - Tim - Goodreads

The point of biography is to tell the story of a life and - if possible - to tell you why that life in particular was significant. Ian Davidson's Voltaire: A Life does an excellent job of the first ... Read full review

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