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Letters on England

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ISBN 10: 1483703436 / ISBN 13: 9781483703435
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Paperback. 106 pages. Dimensions: 9.0in. x 6.0in. x 0.2in.Voltaire left France, reached London in August, 1726, went as guest to the house of a rich merchant at Wandsworth, and remained three years in England. He was there when George I died, and George II became king. He published his Henriade. He wrote his History of Charles XII. He read Gullivers Travels as a new book, and might have been present at the first night of The Beggars Opera. He was there when Sir Isaac Newton died. In 1731 he published at Rouen the Lettres sur les Anglais, which appeared in England in 1733 in the volume from which they are here reprinted. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781483703435

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Title: Letters on England

Publisher: Spastic Cat Press

Binding: Paperback

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Voltaire left France, reached London in August, 1726, went as guest to the house of a rich merchant at Wandsworth, and remained three years in England. He was there when George I died, and George II became king. He published his Henriade. He wrote his "History of Charles XII." He read "Gulliver's Travels" as a new book, and might have been present at the first night of The Beggar's Opera. He was there when Sir Isaac Newton died. In 1731 he published at Rouen the Lettres sur les Anglais, which appeared in England in 1733 in the volume from which they are here reprinted.

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Voltaire (Francois-Marie Arouet) (1694--1778) was one of the key thinkers of the European Enlightenment. Of his many works, "Candide" remains the most popular.
Peter Constantine was awarded the 1998 PEN Translation Award for "Six Early Stories "by Thomas Mann and the 1999 National Translation Award for "The Undiscovered Chekhov: Forty-three New Stories." Widely acclaimed for his recent translation of the complete works of Isaac Babel, he also translated Gogol's "Taras Bulba" and Tolstoy's "The Cossacks "for the Modern Library. His translations of fiction and poetry have appeared in many publications, including "The New Yorker, Harper's," and "Paris Review. "He lives in New York City.

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