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Description - Voltaire by Derek Parker

Francois Marie Arouet (pen name Voltaire) was born on November 21, 1694 in Paris. His humorous verses made him a favourite in society circles. His satirical wit got him in trouble and he was exiled from France on several occasions, imprisoned twice in the Bastille, and beaten by chevalier de Rohan-Chabot's men after making a public remark.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780750934411
ISBN-10: 0750934417
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 127mm x 10mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: The History Press Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 16-Feb-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Derek Parker

Derek Parker is a writer and reviewer, whose work includes travel guides and historical biographies. His previous books include Nell Gwyn, Cellini and Casanova, all for Sutton Publishing. He lives in Sydney, Australia and London, UK.

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