|提及的人：||Denis Diderot; Denis Diderot|
|描述：||xi, 498 p. ; 24 cm.|
"It is 1773, and philosopher Denis Diderot, art critic, theater critic, impresario of L'Encyclopedie is summoned to St. Petersburg, where he hopes to enlighten the espotic Catherine the Great on reason and liberty. Though the crafty empress lures him to her Winter Palace, the Hermitage, she seems more interested in buying him impressive personal library than adopting the liberal reforms he suggests." -- Jacket.