TITLE

VOLTAIRE'S SATIRE ON FREDERICK THE GREAT: CANDIDE, HIS POTHUMOUS MÉMOIRES, SCARMENDADO, AND LES QUESTIONS SUR L'ENCYCLOPÉDIE

AUTHOR(S)
LANGILLE, E. M.
PUB. DATE
September 2007
SOURCE
Romance Notes;Fall2007, Vol. 48 Issue 1, p49
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Literary Criticism
ABSTRACT
This essay presents a literary criticism of many writings by French Rationalist Voltaire including "Candide," "Mémoires pour servir à la vie de M. de Voltaire écrits par lui-même," and "Scarmendado." It explores the character of King Frederick II of Prussia and his homosexuality, the use of satire, word plays, and puns, and 18th century definitions of words and phrases.
ACCESSION #
37271090

 

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