Œuvres de 1731-1732
Series: Œuvres complètes de Voltaire
Volume Editors: D. J. Fletcher, Eva Jacobs, Nicole Masson
Publication Date: 1988
During 1731 and 1732, only certain of Voltaire’s closest friends were allowed to know that he was preoccupied with the composition of Le Mort de César, Zaïre and Le Temple du Goût, the major works to be found in this volume and its successor. Other writings kept him very much in the public eye, but when Zaïre was eventually staged, it proved an immediate, resounding success. These were years of relatively tranquil literary activity for Voltaire, in spite of official harassment, literary quarrels and perennial ill-health. They saw the consolidation of his fame as a dramatist, and the seeds of the historical and scientific interests which would affect the course of his life so profoundly.
Table of contents
La Mort de César (D. J. Fletcher) Zaïre (Eva Jacobs) Poésies (Nicole Masson): A M. de Formont, en lui renvoyant les œuvres de Descartes et de Malebranche Les Poètes épiques. Stances Sur M. de La Faye Epigramme sur l’abbé Terrasson Sur l’estampe du R. P. Girard et de la Cadière A monsieur le maréchal de Richelieu, en lui envoyant plusieurs pièces détachées A l’hôtel de Mantes
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