La biographie de l'un des principaux promoteur de la tolérance et de la liberté d'opinion. Aujourd'hui plus que jamais, Voltaire est invoqué contre le fanatisme religieux et en faveur des libertés. L'auteur du Traité sur la tolérance (1763) s'est en effet engagé dans tous les combats de son siècle contre l'obscurantisme. Cet écrivain surdoué a pratiqué tous les genres, cet ambitieux s'est introduit dans tous les milieux où régnaient le pouvoir et l'argent. Mais jamais il n'a abdiqué son indépendance d'esprit. Ce petit homme maladif, au cours d'une vie mouvementée, a porté très haut et très loin les droits de la conscience et l'esprit français. Voltaire, flambeau des Lumières, est universel. " Voilà un Voltaire qui se lit comme un roman [...] tant le personnage est prenant, les rebondissements innombrables, la trajectoire unique. " Roger-Pol Droit, Le Monde des Livres
Around the World in 80 Days
Phileas Fogg of London and his newly employed valet Passepartout attempt to circumnavigate the globe in just 80 days to win a 20,000 wager set by members of the Reform ClubNotice: This Book is published by Historical Books Limited (www.publicdomain.org.uk) as a Public Domain Book, if you have any inquiries, requests or need any help you can just send an email to [email protected]
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Biographical note: Sascha Bru, Genth University, Belgium; Peter Nicholls, University of Sussex, UK.
The Oxford Book of American Short Stories
Presents a collection of fifty-nine familiar and unfamiliar stories by such writers as John Cheever, Ray Bradbury, Flannery O'Connor, Edmund White, and Richard Wright.
War and the American Presidency
"Historical reflections that deftly challenge the political and ideological foundations of President Bush's foreign policy."--Charles A. Kupchan, New York Times In a book that brings a magisterial command of history to the most urgent of contemporary questions, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., explores the war in Iraq, the presidency, and the future of democracy. Describing unilateralism as "the oldest doctrine in American history," Schlesinger nevertheless warns of the dangers posed by the fatal turn in U.S. policy from deterrence and containment to preventive war. He writes powerfully about George W. Bush's expansion of presidential power, reminding us nevertheless of our country's distinguished legacy of patriotism through dissent in wartime. And in a new chapter written especially for the paperback edition, he examines the historical role of religion in American politics as a background for an assessment of Bush's faith-based presidency.
Coloniality at Large
A state-of-the-art anthology of postcolonial theory and practice in the Latin American context.
This comprehensive volume authoritatively describes our understanding of the complex and fascinating jovian system. Written by a team of world experts, it brings together every aspect of the giant planetary system, from the deep interior of Jupiter to the distant tiny satellites and swarms of escaping gas and dust. Chapters present a synthesis of experimental data from the Voyager, Galileo and Cassini missions, from telescopes on the ground and in space, and from theoretical models on the different components that make up the Jupiter system. This book is a valuable introduction for graduate students and an indispensable resource for all researchers in planetary science.
The Barber of Seville and The Marriage of Figaro
With the help of Figaro, Count Almaviva defeats Dr. Bartolo's attempts to separate him from his lover, and Figaro upstages his master, a pleasure-seeking, incompetent nobleman, in their quest for the same woman.
A Century of Artists Books
Published to accompany the 1994 exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, this book constitutes the most extensive survey of modern illustrated books to be offered in many years. Work by artists from Pierre Bonnard to Barbara Kruger and writers from Guillaume Apollinarie to Susan Sontag. An importnt reference for collectors and connoisseurs. Includes notable works by Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse, and Pablo Picasso.