1762 Voltaire Maid of Orleans Joan of Arc BANNED French Erotic Pucelle D’Orleans

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“Let us read and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.”

― Voltaire

 

Until the end of the 18th-century, the story of Joan of Arc was merely a legend, and little was written in histories about her life.  Voltaire wrote a poem that satirized the life of Joan of Arc – a decision that became wildly controversial. In fact, the sexist content and perverse eroticism found in ‘Maid of Orleans’ caused it to be outlawed, banned, and burned throughout Europe for more than 100 years! This suppression made it one of the most restricted books of the 18th and 19th-century.

 

This 1762 Geneva edition of ‘La Pucelle d’Orleans’ features 20 impressive illustrated engravings.

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1762 Voltaire Maid of Orleans Joan of Arc BANNED French Erotic Pucelle D’Orleans

 

“Let us read and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.”

― Voltaire

 

Until the end of the 18th-century, the story of Joan of Arc was merely a legend, and little was written in histories about her life.  Voltaire wrote a poem that satirized the life of Joan of Arc – a decision that became wildly controversial. In fact, the sexist content and perverse eroticism found in ‘Maid of Orleans’ caused it to be outlawed, banned, and burned throughout Europe for more than 100 years! This suppression made it one of the most restricted books of the 18th and 19th-century.

 

This 1762 Geneva edition of ‘La Pucelle d’Orleans’ features 20 impressive illustrated engravings.

 

Item number: #7996

Price: $499

 

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La Pucelle d’Orléans, poëme, divisé en vingt chants, avec des notes, nouvelle édition.

 

[À Genéve, Cramer] : 1762.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • [4], VIII, 358 (i.e. 354)
    • 20 engraved plates
  • Language: French
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Size: ~8in X 5in (20cm x 13cm)

 

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7996

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Authors

VOLTAIRE

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

French

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete