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The Beginner's Guide to Voltaire
on 29 January 2015
I bought this as a gift for my son who wanted to learn about Voltaire. I read through some of it myself and was not impressed, although I have to admit I've read a great deal on this subject. This book is quite lightweight and perhaps no as well researched as it could have been. Having read much on this great 18th century man-of-action, I would say that this book is fine for a beginner and for somebody who does not want anything too academic. However, for the serious Voltaire student there are much better books on the market, for example those by Roger Pearson and Ian Davidson.