TITLE

A NARRATIVE OF ENLIGHTENMENT: FREDERICK, PHAÉTON AND VOLTAIRE'S PAMÉLA

AUTHOR(S)
MALLINSON, JONATHAN
PUB. DATE
October 2009
SOURCE
Nottingham French Studies;Autumn2009, Vol. 48 Issue 3, p51
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Literary Criticism
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the book "Paméla" by Voltaire as an important work of Enlightenment history and a carefully crafted piece of literature. It notes that the book consists of a series of fictional letters written by Voltaire to his niece while at the court of King Frederick of Prussia. It notes changes in his opinion of the court, from culturally sophisticated to one of bad taste. A viewing of the opera "Phaéton" by Jean-Baptiste Lully is used to document the king's purported bad taste.
ACCESSION #
47139214

 

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