Voltaire and English literature

a study of English literary influences on Voltaire

Author: Ahmad Gunny

Volume: 177

Series: SVEC

Publication Date: 1979

Pages: 309

ISBN: 978-0-7294-0119-7

Price: £55


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

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