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A Visit from Voltaire - Dinah Lee Kung

A Visit from Voltaire

Paperback Published: 18th March 2004
ISBN: 9781870015844
Number Of Pages: 360

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When an American mother-of-three finds herself overwhelmed in her new home in Switzerland, a visitor pops up offering to cure her son's asthma, her husband's growing indifference, and her own resentment of life. Is he the village nutter or—as he claims to be—the greatest mind of the eighteenth century? This talkative character wearing kneebreeches and a wig is the last straw. Though she begs him to go home, he unpacks his moldy trunk instead. Slowly V. becomes her warmest friend as they laugh and quarrel, and he teaches her the best lesson of all: how to live life to its fullest.

The last strawp. 1
A real nobodyp. 11
The price of imaginationp. 18
Call me V.p. 27
The Bastillep. 40
This young housep. 53
L'Academie Vaudoisep. 64
There'll always be an Englandp. 77
The froth at the topp. 92
Elementary, my dear Voltairep. 108
The eternal contestp. 121
May the force be damnedp. 136
Mission implausiblep. 149
A morsel for a kingp. 163
A cat can look at an oysterp. 176
Birth and death in exilep. 186
Double deliveryp. 200
The Bodhisattva babesp. 209
The best of all possible worldsp. 226
Courts and clubsp. 240
The walls can talkp. 255
L'Infame.orgp. 269
Les Delicesp. 282
Griefp. 296
Casanova's advicep. 306
I believe in Godp. 315
The patriarchp. 330
To dust even Voltaire shalt returnp. 341
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ISBN: 9781870015844
ISBN-10: 1870015843
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 360
Published: 18th March 2004
Publisher: Peter Halban Publishers Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 13.2  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 1

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