Voltaire! Voltaire!

Voltaire! Voltaire! : A Novel (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Voltaire! Voltaire!: A Novel Was it really conceivable that a day might come when a now still totally unknown Jean Jacques Rousseau would be entitled to stand before that celebrated man? The very thought was enough to make young Rousseau feel dizzy. But no. It was unthinkable. He was too poor, and Voltaire too rich. He was too ignorant, while Voltaire's range Of knowledge was the astonishment Of his times. He was too sluggish in his thinking, while the quick leap Of Voltaire's wit was already legendary. And worst of all, he was incurably lazy. While Voltaire was known to keep himself busy night and day, his favorite aphorism being How wonderful it would be to rest, if rest were not so awfully boring. And yet, in spite of all these differences, each one to the disadvantage Of Jean Jacques, he remained haunted by the conviction that someday he would prove himself worthy Of Voltaire. Someday they would meet. Yes, someday they would stand face to face. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 26mm | 676g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243290012
  • 9780243290017

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