Voltaire

Voltaire

A Life

Book - 2010
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Davidson tells the whole, rich story of Voltaire's life (1694-1778): his early imprisonment in the Bastille; exile in England and his mastery of English; an obsession with money, of which he made a huge amount; a scandalous love life; his infatuation with Frederick the Great; a long exile on the borders of Switzerland; his passion for watch-making; his human rights campaigns and his triumphant return to Paris to die there as celebrity extraordinaire.
Publisher: New York, NY : Pegasus Books, 2010
Edition: 1st Pegasus Books hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781605981192
1605981192
Branch Call Number: 848.509 DAVIDSON
Characteristics: xx, 538 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps, ports. ; 24 cm

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