Voltaire's Comic Theatre

BookVoltaire's Comic Theatre

Voltaire's Comic Theatre

composition, conflict and critics

Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment, 136

1975

January 1st, 1975

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Table of Contents
Section TitlePagePrice
Cover1
Half Title2
Title Page4
Copyright Page5
Dedication6
Preface8
Contents12
Introduction16
I. Voltaire's theories of the comic genre: his critics and his public22
II. The novice years (1725-1736)50
III. In quest of a comic genre (1738-1749)84
IV. Satire, philosophy and tears (1759-1767): the revolt (1769)124
Conclusion180
List of works consulted186