Voltaire, 'Writings of 1723-1728 (I)'

Paul Gibbard, Roger J. V. Cotte, Nicholas Cronk, Jean Dagen, John Dunkley, Russell Goulbourne

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Abstract

This volume of the scholarly edition of the 'Complete Works of Voltaire' brings together works substantially composed in the years 1723–1728, a period of bold experimentation for the thirty-year-old Voltaire. An established tragedian, he now branched out in a wholly new direction with his one-act comedy, 'L’Indiscret', performed for the first time in August 1725. This is also the period in which, for the first time, Voltaire began to conceive substantial works in prose. This volume contains the authenticated text of the Voltaire's works along with variant readings, a critical annotation and an introductory commentary setting out in detail the genesis, composition and reception of the text along with a critical interpretation.
Original languageFrench
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherVoltaire Foundation
Number of pages368
Volume3A
ISBN (Print)9780729407908
Publication statusPublished - 2004

Publication series

NameŒuvres complètes de Voltaire

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