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Mason, Haydn Trevor

Overview
Works: 378 works in 629 publications in 4 languages and 9,413 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Dictionaries  Records and correspondence  Poetry  Illustrations  Satire  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Honoree, 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 )
32 editions published between 1975 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 2,010 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Candide : optimism demolished by Haydn Trevor Mason ( Book )
5 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Candide came into being largely because of Voltaire's great dissatisfaction with the explanation for the problem of evil and human suffering provided by the philosophers of his day. Published in 1759 when Voltaire was 65, Candide was a direct attack on the school of optimism championed by German philosopher Gottfried Leibniz and English poet Alexander Pope and popularized in the adventure and romance novels of the period. Optimism, Voltaire's young hero, Candide, asserts, is "the mania for asserting that all is well when one is not." The danger of optimism, Voltaire believed, lies in its essentially passive response to life. If God has given human beings "the best of all possible worlds," as Leibniz claimed, and if everything that happens is somehow for the best, then to what point is human choice and action?
The Leibniz-Arnauld correspondence by Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz ( Book )
15 editions published between 1967 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pierre Bayle and Voltaire by Haydn Trevor Mason ( Book )
10 editions published between 1960 and 1963 in English and Undetermined and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
French writers and their society, 1715-1800 by Haydn Trevor Mason ( Book )
7 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Darnton debate : books and revolution in the eighteenth century by GB) Voltaire Foundation (Oxford ( Book )
16 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and French and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The impact of the French Revolution on European consciousness by Haydn Trevor Mason ( Book )
7 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Zadig and other stories by Voltaire ( Book )
4 editions published between 1971 and 1974 in French and English and held by 233 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 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Micromégas and other short fictions by Voltaire ( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 190 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
The secular city : studies in the Enlightenment : presented to Haydn Mason ( Book )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cyrano de Bergerac, L'autre monde by Haydn Trevor Mason ( Book )
4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Candide by Voltaire ( Book )
3 editions published in 1995 in French and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One of the world's great satires since its first publication in 1759. Witty, caustic skewering of romance, science, philosophy, religion, government - nearly all human ideals and institutions
Les Fausses confidences : comédie by Pierre Carlet de Chamblain de Marivaux ( Book )
7 editions published between 1963 and 1973 in French and English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Texte intégral de l'ouvrage de Marivaux, accompagné d'une réflexion sur l'auteur et son oeuvre
Studies on Voltaire and the eighteenth century ( Book )
27 editions published between 1977 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Studies on Voltaire and the eighteenth century ( Book )
2 editions published in 1981 in French and English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Studies on Voltaire and the eighteenth century ( Book )
2 editions published in 1993 in French and English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Russia under Peter the Great by Voltaire ( Book )
23 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in French and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contenido : Volumen 1-6 teatro
Studies on Voltaire and the eighteenth century by Anglo-french colloquium ( Book )
2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Studies on Voltaire and the eighteenth century: 238 ( Book )
3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 42 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-
Languages
English (124)
French (45)
Spanish (5)
Italian (5)
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