Voltaire and English Literature

a study of English literary influences on Voltaire

Ahmad Gunny

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ISBN: 9780729401197

Publication: January 1, 1979

Series: Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment 177

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Preface

Introduction 

1. English tragedy and Voltaire 
i. Voltaire's conception of tragedy 
ii. Voltaire's reactions to Shakespeare 
iii. Dryden, Otway and Voltaire 
iv. Addison, Fenton and Voltaire 

2. English comedy and Voltaire 
i. Voltaire on comedy 
ii. English comic dramatists and Voltaire 

3. Voltaire and the English epic 
i. Voltaire and the epic 
ii. Milton's impact on Voltaire 

4. English Augustan satirists and Voltaire 
i. Voltaire's attitude to satire 
ii. Butler, Rochester and Voltaire 
iii. Dryden's satirical influence on Voltaire 
iv. 'Minor' English satirical poets and Voltaire 
v. Pope's satirical impact on Voltaire 

5. Voltaire's use of English prose 
i. Voltaire's thought on prose fiction 
ii. The influence of Swift and Sterne on Voltaire 
iii. Voltaire, Richardson and Fielding 

Conclusion 

Appendix 

Bibliography 

Index

Format: Hardback

Size: 239 × 163 mm

309 Pages

Copyright: © 1979

ISBN: 9780729401197

Publication: January 1, 1979

Series: Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment 177

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