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Wade, Ira O. 1896-1983

Overview
Works: 42 works in 341 publications in 3 languages and 8,549 library holdings
Genres: Bibliography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Manuscripts  Biography  History  Illustrated works  Short stories, French  Drama  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Honoree, Other
Classifications: PQ1956, 194
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Most widely held works about Ira O Wade
 
Most widely held works by Ira O Wade
The intellectual origins of the French enlightenment by Ira O Wade( Book )

30 editions published between 1971 and 2016 in English and held by 939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the same sense of historical responsibility and veracity he has exemplified in his studies on Voltaire, Ira O. Wade turns now to Voltaire's milieu and begins an account of the French Enlightenment which will explain its genesis, its nature and coherence, and its diffusion in the modern world. To understand the movement of ideas that produced the spirit of the Enlightenment, Mr. Wade identifies and examines the people, events, and rich development of philosophy in the Renaissance and seventeenth century. He considers, in turn, the challenges of the Renaissance and the responses of its lea
The intellectual development of Voltaire by Ira O Wade( Book )

20 editions published between 1969 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this comprehensive study of Voltaire's intellectual development, he provides the first full treatment of the effect of the English experience on Voltaire, the diversity of activity at Cirey, and the relation of Voltaire's thought to 17th- and 18th-century philosophy. By devoting considerable attention to the movements, the personal relationships, and the environments that influenced Voltaire, Professor Wade is able to illuminate the sources of Voltaire's thought and show at the same time how he wove them into a unique synthesis. A final chapter in the book contains a general summation of the importance of Voltaireanism as a philosophy of life. Originally published in 1969. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Voltaire and Candide : a study in the fusion of history, art, and philosophy by Ira O Wade( Book )

16 editions published between 1959 and 1987 in English and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The clandestine organization and diffusion of philosophic ideas in France from 1700 to 1750 by Ira O Wade( Book )

26 editions published between 1938 and 1967 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The structure and form of the French Enlightenment by Ira O Wade( Book )

13 editions published in 1977 in English and French and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voltaire and Madame du Châtelet; an essay on the intellectual activity at Cirey by Ira O Wade( Book )

26 editions published between 1941 and 1967 in 3 languages and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies on Voltaire, with some unpublished papers of Mme. du Châtelet by Ira O Wade( Book )

24 editions published between 1947 and 1967 in 3 languages and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The "philosophe" in the French drama of the eighteenth century by Ira O Wade( Book )

34 editions published between 1926 and 1976 in English and French and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voltaire's Micromégas : a study in the fusion of science, myth, and art by Voltaire( Book )

19 editions published between 1950 and 1997 in English and French and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Somewhere between tales and polemics, these funny, ribald, and inventive pieces show Voltaire doing what he does best: brilliantly challenging received wisdom, religious intolerance, and naïve optimism. Traveling through strange environments, Voltaire's protagonists are educated, often by surprise, into the complexities and contradictions of their world. Arriving on Earth from the star Sirius, the gigantic explorer Micromégas discovers a diminutive people with an inflated idea of their own importance in the universe. Babouc in "The World as It Is" learns that humanity is equally capable of barbarism and remarkable altruism. Other characters include a little-known god of infidelity, a pretentious graduate who invites a savage to dinner, and an Indian fakir who puts up with a bed of nails to gain the adoration of his female disciples. These "fables of reason" challenge the assumptions of reader and protagonist alike
Essays on the Age of Enlightenment in honor of Ira O. Wade by Ira O Wade( Book )

12 editions published between 1977 and 1995 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of eighteenth century French literature by P. A Chapman( Book )

5 editions published in 1930 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The search for a new Voltaire; studies in Voltaire based upon material deposited at the American Philosophical Society by Ira O Wade( Book )

5 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The structure and form of the French enlightenment by Ira O Wade( Book )

22 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in English and French and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author describes the influence on the Enlightenment of the intellectual currents that had been active in France, particularly the historical and humanistic esprit critique and the scientific esprit moderne. The second volume probes the writings of Morelly, Helvetius, Holbach, Mably, and Condorcet as they reveal the transformation of the esprit philosophique into the esprit revolutionnaire
The structure and form of the French enlightenment by Ira O Wade( Book )

21 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author describes the influence on the Enlightenment of the intellectual currents that had been active in France, particularly the historical and humanistic esprit critique and the scientific esprit modern. In the first volume he traces the transformation they brought about in religion, ethics, aesthetics, science, politics, economics, and self-knowledge. His analysis of works by Voltaire, Diderot, and Rousseau—including the Encyclopedic—defines their organic unity and clarifies contradictions that appear to threaten the coherence, consistency, and logical continuity of the esprit philosophique.Originally published in 1977.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
La pensée de Montaigne et la composition des Essais by Olivier Naudeau( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in French and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les sciences de la nature et les sciences historiques (lettre à Marcellin Berthelot) & L'avenir de la science (chapitres II et XVI) by Ernest Renan( Book )

3 editions published in 1944 in French and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The barber of Seville by Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais( Book )

4 editions published between 1937 and 1944 in French and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This simple story born in Greek comedy acquired an unbridled sense of irony and an insolent boldness with the introduction of the character Figaro, the barber who lacked an inborn notion of status but possessed a keen knowledge of how to operate the levers of society
Voltaire and Candide : a study in the fusion of history, art and philosophy : with the text of the La Vallière manuscript of Candide by Ira O Wade( Book )

17 editions published in 1959 in English and French and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The search for a new Voltaire : Studies in Voltaire based upon material deposited at the American Philos. Soc by Ira O Wade( Book )

14 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Esprit philosophique by Ira O Wade( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Wade, I. O., 1896-1983

Wade, Ira

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Languages
English (284)

French (26)

Spanish (1)