Dedicated to discussions pertaining to the 18th Century Enlightenment: Voltaire, Thomas Paine, Denis Diderot, d'Alembert, The Encyclopedia project, Mme. du Barry, King Louis XV, Mme. de Pompadour, King Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, Marie Therese Charlotte, Frederick the Great, Elisabeth Vigee LeBrun, Olympe de Gouges, American Revolution, French Revolution, Wolfgang Mozart, Dr. Benjamin Rush, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington and other Founding Fathers. 18th Century history, personages, philosophy, inventions and science are the primary focus of this group!
Here you may read various wonderful plays of Voltaire's, translated and adapted into English by Mr. F. Morlock, a member of this group. These include "Oedipus," "Socrates," and more.
~*~Special serial threads include such topics as:~*~
1. CURRENT: Madame du Barry. Beloved mistress of Louis XV in his golden years. She was adorable, compassionate, sweet, humanitarian, generous; a true beauty inside and out!
2. CURRENT: "Letters of a Russian Traveler, 1789-90" by N.M. Karazmin. A young nobleman who saw Germany, Switzerland, France and England.
3. **ALWAYS!**: Enlightenment Philosophy galore! Scores of quotes from rare/out of print sources.
Please come with an inquisitive mind, open heart and polite manners. I look forward to having you as a member of "Age of Voltaire"!