Letters concerning the English Nation

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SVEC = Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century

(i) Editions

There is no previous critical edition of the Letters concerning the English Nation; the definitive edition of the final French version of the text, the Lettres philosophiques, is that of Gustave Lanson, revised by André-Michel Rousseau (2 vols., Paris, 1964), and contains invaluable information on sources; the edition of F. A. Taylor ( revised edn., Oxford, 1946; republished Bristol Classical Press, 1992) has an excellent introduction and notes in English.


(ii) Letters concerning the English Nation

The article which decisively established Voltaire as the original author of almost two thirds of the English text is Harcourt Brown's 'The Composition of the Letters concerning the English Nation', in The Age of the Enlightenment: Studies Presented to Theodore Besterman, ed. W. H. Barber and others ( Edinburgh, 1967), 15-34; his arguments are confirmed and elaborated by André-Michel Rousseau, 'Naissance d'un livre et d'un texte: les Letters concerning the English Nation', SVEC 179 ( 1979), 25-46, and by Hans Mattauch, 'A Translator's Hand in Voltaire's Fifth "Letter concerning the English Nation"', SVEC 106 ( 1973), 81-4. Details of the production of the first edition are discussed by Giles Barber in 'From Press to Purchase: The Making of the Book After its Printing', in Trasmissione dei testi a stampa nel periodo moderno, ed. G. Crapulli, vol. ii ( Rome, 1987), 17-32.


(iii) Criticism

Literary critics have focused exclusively on the final French version of the text, and there is no critical study which takes proper account of the Letters concerning the English Nation. The following studies of the Lettres philosophiques are particularly recommended: André-Michel Rousseau, 'Introduction à une lecture des Lettres philosophiques', L 'Information littéraire, 19 ( 1967), 10-16; T. J. Barling, 'The Literary Art of the Lettres philosophiques', SVEC 41 ( 1966), 7-69; Dennis Fletcher, Voltaire: Lettres philo­ sophiques ( London, 1986); Christiane Mervaud, 'Voltaire négociant en idées ou "merchant of a nobler kind" dans les Lettres philosophiques'

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