WorldCat Identities

Cronk, Nicholas

Overview
Works: 975 works in 2,099 publications in 3 languages and 13,936 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Satirical literature  History  Satire  Comedy plays  Heroic drama  Romantic plays  Verse drama 
Roles: Editor, Author, Publishing director, Other, Author of introduction, Annotator, Creator, Contributor, Collector, Opponent, 340, Collaborator, wpr
Classifications: PQ2082.C3, 843.5
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works by Nicholas Cronk
Rameau's nephew ; and, D'Alembert's dream by Denis Diderot( )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Diderot's dialogue begins with a chance encounter in a Paris cafe between two acquaintances. Their talk ranges broadly across art, music, education, and the contemporary scene, as the nephew of composer Rameau, amoral and bohemian, alternately shocks and amuses the moral, bourgeois figure of his interlocutor. The dialogue exposes the corruption of society in Diderot's characteristic philosophical exploration." "The debates of the French Enlightenment speak to us in this new translation, which also includes the First Satire, a related work that provides the context for Rameau's Nephew, Diderot's 'second satire'."--Résumé de l'éditeur
The Cambridge companion to Voltaire by Nicholas Cronk( Book )

21 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As a leading thinker of the European Enlightenment, Voltaire is a central figure in France's collective cultural memory. The popularity of Candide has made him perhaps best known as a writer of tales. Yet these represent only a fraction of his entire œuvre. Voltaire created a style of authorship which made him the most famous writer in Europe and turned his name into a brand for a certain style of writing and thinking. This Companion covers his plays, fiction, pamphlets, correspondence, biblical criticism, and historical, political and philosophical thought, to give a wide-ranging view of his writings. The most comprehensive book on Voltaire available in English, it makes accessible the most recent research in France as well as the English-speaking world, in a series of original essays and a guide to sources. The essays demonstrate why Voltaire remains an essential point of reference in defining the modern intellectual today."--Publisher description
The complete works of Voltaire by Voltaire( Book )

in French and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voltaire : a very short introduction by Nicholas Cronk( Book )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voltaire (1694-1778), best remembered as the author of Candide, is one of the central actors - arguably the defining personality - of the European Enlightenment. In this Very Short Introduction, Nicholas Cronk explores Voltaire's remarkable career and demonstrates how his thinking is pivotal to our notion and understanding of the Enlightenment. In a fresh and modern examination of his writings, Cronk examines the nature of Voltaire's literary celebrity, demonstrating the extent to which his work was reactive and practical, and therefore made sense within the broader context of the debates to which he responded. The most famous living author in Europe in the 18th century, Cronk emphasises Voltaire's skills of 'performance' as a writer and his continued relevance today. He concludes by looking not only at Voltaire's impact in literature and philosophy, but also his influence on French political values and modern French politics
Philosophical letters by Voltaire( Book )

19 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by the author's stay in England (1726-8), these letters comprise a key work of the Englightenment. Voltaire's controversial pronouncements on religion, politics, philosophy, and literature are addressed in the first instance to an English audience, and were first published in London in 1733. Most of the book was written in English (in which Voltaire was fluent). It was later re-written in French under the title 'Lettres philosophiques' and most versions in English retranslate the later French text. This publication is the first critical edition of the original English text
Micromegas (and other stories) by Voltaire( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At once a story-length Bildungsroman and a philosophical tale, 'Micromegas' is a classic Enlightenment text, and is accompanied in this volume by thirteen other pieces - inlcuding 'Plato's Dream' and 'Memnon' - all in a new translation by acclaimed French specialist Douglas Parmee
Cyrano de Bergerac : a heroic comedy in five acts by Edmond Rostand( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the Paris of Louis XIII‚ Edmond Rostand's immortal play is a swashbuckling tale of a master swordsman‚ gallant soldier‚ peerless wit‚ and poet who is cursed with an enormous nose. Despite his gifts‚ Cyrano despairs of winning the beautiful Roxane and agrees to help his less talented rival‚ Christian‚ woo her with eloquent words
La réception de Racine à l'âge classique : de la scène au monument : études( Book )

11 editions published in 2005 in 3 languages and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les notes de Voltaire : une écriture polyphonique : études by Nicholas Cronk( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in French and English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Issus d'un colloque tenu à Oxford en 2001, ces textes étudient les notes et les commentaires laissés par Voltaire dans son théâtre, sa poésie et sa prose ainsi que par quelques auteurs de son époque : Bayle, Rousseau, Louis Racine, Delaulnaye ... Ils montrent que, par ses remarques polémiques ou satiriques, la note constituait un genre littéraire à part entière
Voltaire and the 1760s : essays for John Renwick by Nicholas Cronk( Book )

11 editions published in 2008 in English and French and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 1760s was a pivotal decade for the philosophes. In the late 1750s their cause had been at a low ebb, but it was transformed in the eyes of public opinion by such events as the Calas affair in the early 1760s. By the end of the decade, thephilosopheswere dominant in key literary institutions such as the Comédie-Française and the Académie française, and their enlightened programme became more widely accepted. Many of the essays in this volume focus on Voltaire, revealing him as a writer of fiction and polemic who, during this period, became increasingly interested in questions of justice and jurisprudence. Other essays examine the literary activities of Voltaire's contemporaries, including Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Chamfort, Rétif, Sedaine and Marmontel. It is no exaggeration to describe the 1760s as Voltaire's decade. It is he more than any other author who set the agenda and held the public's attention during this seminal period for the development of Enlightenment ideas and values. Voltaire's dominance of the 1760s can be summed up in a single phrase: it is in these years that he became the 'patriarch of Ferney'
Candide, or, Optimism : a new translation, backgrounds, criticism by Voltaire( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Seven critical essays -- five of them new to this edition-- representing a wide range of approaches to Candide, intended to deepen the reader's response to the work."--Back cover
Etudes sur les Journaux de Marivaux( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in French and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les articles réunis ici traitent notamment des journaux moraux et des journalistes au début du 18e siècle, de l'écriture personnelle de l'auteur dans les "Journaux", de la narration romanesque et du rôle du lecteur dans "L'indigent philosophe."
Etudes sur le Fils naturel et les Entretiens sur le Fils naturel de Diderot by Nicholas Cronk( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in French and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Le fils naturel" est un livre marquant pour le siècle des Lumières. Oeuvre-clé de l'histoire du théâtre européen, c'est aussi un texte essentiel pour comprendre la pensée morale et politique de Diderot, ses théories esthétiques et sa conception du roman. Ce recueil contient 13 études, un essai bibliographique et un dossier de textes contemporains, pour la plupart inaccessibles jusqu'ici
Etudes sur le Traité sur la tolérance de Voltaire by Nicholas Cronk( Book )

10 editions published in 2000 in French and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une vingtaine d'études critiques rédigées par les plus éminents spécialistes de Voltaire qui abordent le "Traité sur la tolérance" sous des angles variés et novateurs. Ce volume contient également une bibliographie détaillée et un important dossier de documents contemporains
The classical sublime : French neoclassicism and the language of literature by Nicholas Cronk( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and French and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le comte de Caylus : les arts et les lettres : actes du colloque international Université d'Anvers (UFSIA) et Voltaire Foundation, Oxford, 26-27 mai 2000 by Le comte de Caylus: les arts et les lettres( Book )

12 editions published in 2004 in French and English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Réunit une quinzaine d'études sur le comte de Caylus (1692-1765), graveur, honoraire amateur de l'Académie de peinture, inspirateur des artistes et théoricien de l'art, archéologue, membre de l'Académie des inscriptions et belles-lettres, médiéviste et conteur, bête noire de Diderot. Contient un inédit et une bibliographie exhaustive de Caylus
Les oeuvres complètes de Voltaire by Voltaire( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in French and Multiple languages and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edition critique de deux pièces de théâtre L'envieux et Zulime, tragédie ainsi que de deux autres textes écrits pendant cette période
Les 250 ans de Candide : lectures et relectures( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in French and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les œuvres complètes de Voltaire by Voltaire( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in French and English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les œuvres completes de Voltaire by Voltaire( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in French and English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume features Voltaire's writings of 1738
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.50 (from 0.16 for Cyrano de ... to 0.91 for Les oeuvre ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Covers
The Cambridge companion to VoltaireThe complete works of VoltaireVoltaire : a very short introductionPhilosophical lettersMicromegas (and other stories)La réception de Racine à l'âge classique : de la scène au monument : étudesLes notes de Voltaire : une écriture polyphonique : étudesVoltaire and the 1760s : essays for John Renwick
Alternative Names
Cronk, N.

Cronk, N. ca. 20./21. Jh.

Cronk, Nicholas E.

Cronk, Nicholas E. ca. 20./21. Jh.

Languages