Letters concerning the present state of the French nation. by Young, Arthur

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Published by Gregg in [Farnborough .

Written in English

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Places:

  • France,
  • Great Britain

Subjects:

  • France -- Civilization -- 18th century.,
  • Great Britain -- Civilization -- 18th century.

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Other titlesLetters on the French nation.
StatementLondon, Nicoll, 1769.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDC33.4 .Y68 1769a
The Physical Object
Pagination[1], xiii, 497 p.
Number of Pages497
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5164405M
ISBN 100576531820
LC Control Number74587921

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Letters on the English (or Letters Concerning the English Nation; French: Lettres philosophiques) is a series of essays written by Voltaire based on his experiences living in England between and (though from the country was part of the Kingdom of Great Britain).It was published first in English in and then in French the following year, where it was seen as an attack on the Author: Voltaire.

Read this book on Questia. of the book in English, in which he was fluent and witty, and it fast became a bestseller in Britain. He re-wrote it in French as the Lettres Philosophiques, and current editions in English translate his French.

Letters Concerning the English Nation i. T HE present Work appears with Confidence in the Kingdom that gave Birth to it: and will be well satisfied with its Fortune, if it meets with as favourable a Reception as has been indulg'd to all the other Compositions of its Author.

The high Esteem which Mr. de Voltaire has always discover'd for the English, is a Proof how ambitious he is of their Approbation. The Letters were first published in French in the following year, cf.

Bengesco, G. Voltaire, v. 2, p. The ornaments are those used by William Bowyer. ESTC Title vignette; tail-pieces Page [1] at end blank Leaves A4 and G3 are cancels Includes "A letter concerning the burning of Altena, as related in the History of Charles : The postcard, dated "Paris, 10 May ," is apparently in response to Newton's inquiry about this volume.

The text in manuscript reads: "My dear Newton I congratulate you on being the fortunate owner of the extremely scarce first English edition of Voltaire's Letters concerning the English Nation (). Inspired by Voltaire's two-year stay in England (), this is one of the key works of the Enlightment.

Exactly contemporary with Gulliver's Travels and The Beggar's Opera, Voltaire's controversial pronouncements on politics, philosophy, religion, and literature have place the Lettersamong the great Augustan re wrote most of the book in English, in which he was fluent and 3/5(2). He was perhaps the most influential writer of his times.

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Letters on the English or Lettres Philosophiques, c. Introduction Francois-Marie Arouet, known by his assumed name of Voltaire, was born at Paris, Novem Inspired by Voltaire's two-year stay in England (), this is one of the key works of the Enlightenment.

His controversial pronouncements on politics, philosophy, religion, and literature have placed the Letters among the great Augustan satires. Voltaire wrote most of the book in English, in which he was fluent and witty, and it fast became a bestseller in Britain.

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T HE Church of England is confin'd almost to the kingdom whence it receiv'd its name, and to Ireland, for Presbyterianism is the establish'd religion in Presbyterianism is directly the same with Calvinism, as it was establish'd in France, and is now profess'd at the priests of this sect receive but very inconsiderable stipends from their churches, and consequently.

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Voltaire fled France because of a bitter fight with some nobleman called Rohan, and during his two years-stay in England learned the English language and came into contact with a /5. a European intellectual movement of the late 17th and 18th centuries emphasizing reason and individualism rather than tradition.

It was heavily influenced by 17th-century philosophers such as Descartes, Locke, and Newton, and its prominent exponents include Kant, Goethe, Voltaire, Rousseau, and Adam Smith. Letters on England died, and George II. became king. He published here his Henriade. He wrote here his “History of Charles XII.” He read “Gulliver’s Travels” as a new book, and might have been present at the first night of The Beggar’s Opera.

He was here whet Sir Isaac Newton died. In he published at Rouen the Lettres sur les. after voltaire's letters concerning the english nation was published in the early s, the french government ordered his arrest because the book praised the british government's toleration and flexibility as a way of condemning the french government.

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