Voltaire's literary career from 1728 to 1750

BookVoltaire's literary career from 1728 to 1750

Voltaire's literary career from 1728 to 1750

Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment, 14

1961

January 1st, 1961

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Table of Contents
Section TitlePagePrice
Cover1
Title Page6
Copyright Page7
Contents10
Preface12
Introduction14
Chapter I. 'The Literary inquisition': censorship evaded; conflicts with authority (1728-1735); conflicts with authority (1735-1750)22
Chapter II. Printers and readers: printers in France (1728-1734); printers in France (1735-1750); foreign printers (1728-1750); Voltaire and his readers54
Chapter III. The Theatre: censorship and strife; theatres and dramatic art; the audience at the Comédie française86
Chapter IV. The Comédiens français: their status; at work;the actresses; the actors117
Chapter V. The Writers (1): their status; Voltaire's protégés; mutual relations; the poets146
Chapter VI. The Writers (II): the dramatists; the 'philosophes'; scholars and scientists171
Chapter VII. 'La Pauvre Académie française': Voltaire's criticism of the Academy; Voltaire's candidature: hopes and disappointments (1731-1742); flexibility (1743-1746); immortal (1746-1750)207
Chapter VIII. Other Learned Societies: town; country; abroad232
Chapter IX. The Court, 1728-1743: return and disfavour (1728-1733); instability (1733-1740); the path to favour (1740-1743)256
Chapter X. The Court, 1743- 1750: high hopes (17431745);'Je suis donc enfin heureux' (Zadig) (1745-1746); withdrawal (1747-1749); departure (1749-1750)281
Conclusion326
List of Sources Mentioned in the Text332
Index340