Voltaire and English Literature

BookVoltaire and English Literature

Voltaire and English Literature

a study of English literary influences on Voltaire

Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment, 177

1979

January 1st, 1979

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Table of Contents
Section TitlePagePrice
Cover 1
Title Page 4
Copyright Page 5
Dedication6
Contents8
Preface10
Introduction12
1. English tragedy and Voltaire18
i. Voltaire's conception of tragedy18
ii. Voltaire's reactions to Shakespeare27
iii. Dryden, Otway and Voltaire49
iv. Addison, Fen ton and Voltaire63
2. English comedy and Voltaire81
i. Voltaire on comedy81
ii. English co mie dramatists and Voltaire88
3. Voltaire and the English epie108
i. Voltaire and the epie108
ii. Milton's impact on Voltaire116
4. English Augustan satirists and Voltaire152
i. Voltaire's attitude to satire152
ii. Butler, Rochester and Voltaire163
iii. Dryden's satirical influence on Voltaire177
iv. 'Minor' English satirical poets and Voltaire195
v. Pope's satirical impact on Voltaire209
5. Voltaire's use of English prose235
i. Voltaire's thoughts on prose fiction235
ii. The influence of Swift and Sterne on Voltaire245
iii. Voltaire, Richardson and Fielding271
Conclusion284
Appendix290
Bibliography292
Index300