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Mason, Haydn Trevor

Overview
Works: 454 works in 1,149 publications in 6 languages and 9,839 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Biography  Satire  History  Parodies, imitations, etc  Controversial literature  Records and correspondence  Trials, litigation, etc  Illustrated works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Author of introduction, Other, Publishing director
Classifications: PQ2082.C3, 843.5
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Most widely held works by Haydn Trevor Mason
Voltaire : a biography by Haydn Trevor Mason( Book )

35 editions published between 1975 and 1988 in 4 languages and held by 1,987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Candide : optimism demolished by Haydn Trevor Mason( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this well-balanced study, Mason relates the events in Voltaire's personal life and in the world around him that contributed to his revolt: the death of his closest companion; his exile from Paris; the catastrophic Lisbon earthquake of 1755; the eruption and often ruthless conduct of the Seven Years' War. The real-life hardships of psychological pain, natural disaster, and war, Voltaire found, could not be rationalized away by philosophy
Pierre Bayle and Voltaire by Haydn Trevor Mason( Book )

14 editions published between 1960 and 1963 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Darnton debate : books and revolution in the eighteenth century by GB) Voltaire Foundation (Oxford( Book )

18 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and French and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les oeuvres complètes de Voltaire by Voltaire( Book )

160 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The new edition of Voltaire's works produced by Cramer in 1756 in close collaboration with the author contained, in volumes 4 and 5, 'Mélanges de littérature, d'histoire et de philosophie'. Alongside significant works previously published were a number of new texts, some related, some standing alone, that reflect not only Voltaire's perennial interests, but a new way of presenting them in short articles or 'petits chapitres', as he referred to them. These new texts form the major part of this volume 45B of the Œuvres complètes de Voltaire"--Publisher description
The impact of the French Revolution on European consciousness by Haydn Trevor Mason( Book )

9 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pour encourager les autres : studies for the tercentenary of Voltaire's birth, 1694-1994 by Haydn Trevor Mason( Book )

9 editions published in 1994 in French and English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zadig and other stories by Voltaire( Book )

6 editions published between 1971 and 1974 in French and English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The secular city : studies in the Enlightenment : presented to Haydn Mason( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Central to the Enlightenment is the ideal of the Secular City, in militant reply to the "Civitas Dei" of St Augustine. The essays in this volume, all by distinguished specialists on the 18th century, illustrate the elaboration of that vision, both in the planning and depiction of actual cities and in the speculation on social justice to which Voltaire in particular devoted himself. Yet even in him, secularization is never total, and the persistence of a displaced religious, even messianic strain in the Enlightenment is also illustrated in a variety of writers, culminating in the contradictions of the French Revolution
Voltaire's Micromégas : a study in the fusion of science, myth, and art by Voltaire( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 188 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
Cyrano de Bergerac, L'autre monde by Haydn Trevor Mason( Book )

7 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies on Voltaire and the eighteenth century by Theodore Besterman( Book )

35 editions published between 1977 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

False admissions ; Successful strategies ; La dispute : three plays by Pierre Carlet de Chamblain de Marivaux( Book )

15 editions published between 1963 and 1973 in French and English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Texte intégral de l'ouvrage de Marivaux, accompagné d'une réflexion sur l'auteur et son oeuvre
Candide, or, Optimism : a new translation, backgrounds, criticism by Voltaire( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in French and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The absurd satire in which Candide's teacher and his philosophy of all being right with the world are refuted
Studies on Voltaire and the eighteenth century( Book )

3 editions published between 1982 and 1991 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les oeuvres complètes de Voltaire by Voltaire( Book )

25 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edition commentée de cet ouvrage historique publié par Voltaire en 1769. L'introduction retrace l'histoire des rapports entre Voltaire et le parlement entre 1723 et 1767, rapports marqués par une méfiance grandissante
Les oeuvres completes de Voltaire by Voltaire( Book )

13 editions published between 1983 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edition critique des oeuvres de Voltaire de 1711 à 1722. Avec une introduction
Studies on Voltaire and the eighteenth century( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and French and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies on Voltaire and the eighteenth century by Anglo-french colloquium( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies on Voltaire and the eighteenth century( Book )

2 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Mason, H.T.

Mason, H. T. 1929-

Mason, H. T. (Haydn Trevor)

Mason, Haydn

Mason, Haydn T.

Mason, Haydn T. 1929-

Mason Haydn Trevor

Mason, Haydn Trevor 1929-

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The secular city : studies in the Enlightenment : presented to Haydn MasonVoltaire's Micromégas : a study in the fusion of science, myth, and artCandide, or, Optimism : a new translation, backgrounds, criticismLes oeuvres complètes de Voltaire