Letters on England - 1694-1778 Voltaire

Letters on England

Durch 1694-1778 Voltaire

  • Veröffentlichungsdatum: 1778-01-01
  • Genre: Sozialwissenschaft

Beschreibung vom Buch

This book discusses English religious sects, politics, scientists and writers with great admiration, yet the clever Voltaire also flattered his French readers with humorous references to the old-fashioned clothes and speech of the Quakers and to antics in the House of Commons. At first banned in France, this intriguing and often comic account of a culture viewed through foreign eyes was to prove highly influential in shaping French attitudes to England.