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Précis du siècle de Louis XV (II)

Chapters 17-43, Appendices 1-4, Représentation des Etats de l’Empire

Œuvres complètes de Voltaire
Vol. No.
Vol. No.: 

29B

Volume editor(s)
Volume editor(s): 
Janet Godden, James Hanrahan
Author: 
Voltaire
Publication Date
Publication Date: 
2020
ISBN
ISBN: 
978-0-7294-1225-4
Pages
Pages: 
520
Price Sterling (£): 
125

About the Book

About the Book: 

The Précis du siècle de Louis XV is Voltaire’s vivid and engaging account of his own era. In this volume, the War of the Austrian Succession concludes with the victory of Maria Theresa, and France and England continue to skirmish in the global Seven Years War. Voltaire then turns his attention to French domestic politics and the attempted assassination of the king by Damiens, in the context of the struggle between the crown and the parlement.

The text is supported by extensive notes and variants from manuscript drafts and significant print editions.

Contributors: Janet Godden, James Hanrahan, John Renwick, Ruggero Sciuto

Table of Contents

Précis du siècle de Louis XV, ch.17-43 (Janet Godden and James Hanrahan)

Appendices (Janet Godden, James Hanrahan and John Renwick):
1. Four chapters from 1756
2. 'D'un fait singulier concernant la littérature': W64G, ch.61
3. 'Avis des éditeurs': 69L1
4. Notes from the Kehl edition

Représentation aux Etats de l’Empire (Ruggero Sciuto)

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