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La Pucelle

Voltaire’s satirical epic La Pucelle was one of the most contentious works of his career, and was outlawed, burned and banned for much of the following two centuries. His trenchant criticism of superstition finds its full expression in this poem, which retells the story of France’s heroine Joan of Arc from an irreverent, ribald point of view.

La Henriade

Despite its importance in Voltaire’s œuvre, and the massive success it enjoyed in the eighteenth century, Voltaire’s epic poem La Henriade has frequently been overlooked by critics. This historic critical edition, by O. R. Taylor, first published in 1970, includes a book-length introduction to the poem, with a full treatment of its conception, composition, publishing history and later influence. It also reprints Voltaire’s various prefaces, notes and paratexts on the poem, all of which reflect in very different ways the author’s view on his poetic masterpiece.

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Jacqueline Hellegouarc'h, Genèse d'un conte de Voltaire

Jacqueline Hellegouarc'h, Encore la duchesse Du Maine: note sur les rubans jaunes de Zadig

Philippe Teissier, Une lettre de Madame Denis au comte d'Argental sur Rome sauvée

Jeroom Vercruysse, L'œuvre de Poéshie corrigée: notes marginales de Voltaire sur les poésies de Frédéric II

R. A. Nablow, Voltaire's indebtedness to Addison in the alphabetical works

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G. Gargett, Voltaire, Gilbert de Voisins' Mémoires and the problem of Huguenot civil rights (1767-1768)

Jeroom Vercruysse, Une épigramme de Voltaire à Frédéric II

Colin Duckworth, Voltaire at Ferney: an unpublished description

R. Galliani, Voltaire et les autres philosophes dans la Révolution: les brochures de 1791, 1792, 1793

Emile Lizé, Une lettre oubliée de Lebrun-Pindare à Voltaire

W. D. Howarth, Tragedy into melodrama: the fortunes of the Calas affair on the stage

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Laurence L. Bongie, Voltaire's English, high treason and a manifesto for bonnie prince Charles

Gloria M. Russo, Sexual roles and religious images in Voltaire's La Pucelle

Nelly H. Severin, Voltaire's campaign against saints' days

Helmut Watzlawick, Casanova and Voltaire's Discours aux Welches

Dorothy Medlin, Voltaire, Morellet, and Le Franc de Pompignan: a bibliographical error corrected

Janet Whatley, Coherent worlds: Fénelon's Télémaque and Marivaux's Télémaque travesti

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Keith M. Baker, Condorcet's notes for a revised edition of his reception speech to the Académie française

R. Galliani, La Présence de Voltaire dans les brochures de 1790

Harriet D. Rothschild, Benoît de Maillet's Cairo letters

Monique Stern, Lettres inédites de madame de Genlis à Bernardin de Saint-Pierre

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R. Galliani, Quelques notes inédites de Voltaire à L'Esprit des lois

Jeroom Vercruysse, La Première d'Olympie: trois lettres de mme Denis aux Constant d'Hermenches

Jack Yashinsky, Voltaire's Enfant prodigue

Theodore Besterman, William Beckford's marginal notes on a life of Voltaire

J. Patrick Lee, Voltaire and César de Missy

Michael Cardy, Discussion of the theory of climate in the querelle des anciens et des modernes

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Les Notes marginales de Voltaire au Dictionnaire philosophique, présentée par R. Galliani

Jerolyn Scull, Voltaire's reading of Pascal: his quotations compared to early texts

Christopher Todd, A provisional bibliography of published Spanish translations of Voltaire

Dennis Fletcher, Candide and the theme of the happy husbandman

James Knowlson, Voltaire, Lucian and Candide

Robert A. Dawson, ed. Une lettre inédite de Fanny de Beauharnais à Voltaire

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Sylvia Vance, History as dramatic reinforcement: Voltaire's use of history in four tragedies set in the middle ages

Diderot, Réflexions sur le courage des femmes, texte inconnu (1745) identifié et présenté par J. Th. de Booy

Henri Mydlarski, Vauvenargues, juge littéraire de son siècle

Terence Murphy, Jean Baptiste René Robinet: the career of a man of letters

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