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|Title||:||Letters on England|
|Author||:||Voltaire, Leonard Tancock|
|Number of Pages||:||162|
|Category||:||Philosophy, Classics, Non fiction, History, France, Politics, Essays, French literature, British literature, Religion|
PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Letters on England After his three year exile to England following imprisonment in the Bastille for his satirical writings Voltaire wrote a series of letters offering the French public a panoramic view of English culture He was full of enthusiasm and freedom as opposed to the tyrannical feudal society of his homeland i Letters on England i 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 .
Leonard Tancock s translation brilliantly captures Voltaire s ironic tone and is accompanied by an introduction discussing his depiction of England and the events that led to his exile This edition also includes notes new further reading and chronology and an appendix on Voltaire s verse translation of English works