Journals Higher Education



Published: 23 February 2017

176 Pages | Approx 8 illustrations


ISBN: 9780199688357

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Voltaire: A Very Short Introduction

Nicholas Cronk

Very Short Introductions

  • Explores Voltaire's life, career, and most important works
  • Looks at the factors that influenced his work, how theatre played a part in understanding his work as a writer, and his impact as an empirical philosopher
  • Shows how he established his authority as a writer by progressively redefining and refining his role with his reading public
  • Explores his status as a literary celebrity
  • Examines his impact on French political values and modern French politics
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series - over six million copies sold worldwide