These memoirs dating from 1759 , the year of Candide .
Ever small violins M. de Voltaire have heard more vivid and lively music . But the reader does not expect any confidence. He did not even wait a full account of the events that Voltaire was involved in that period says. If pretends to write his autobiography about her is different: it makes a reckoning . In his mind, his memory should not serve as " the life of Mr.
Voltaire " to the life of King Frederick II of Prussia. This book has also been previously published under the title of King of Prussia private life . The mixture of resentment and admiration is obvious. Resentment has not rendered unfair Voltaire . has not whetted his lucidity the text is followed by a selection of letters that give a different perspective on what is called the Prussian adventure Voltaire.
This edition allows you to get a complete idea of what were the relations of the poet and the king.