Cookies on oxfam

We use cookies to ensure that you have the best experience on our website. If you continue browsing, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all our cookies. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Find out more Accept

  • Grows vegetables
  • Fills classrooms
  • Drills wells
  • Empowers women
  • Fights poverty
  • Free Uk delivery on all gifts
    Or you can add a donation at checkout
  • Personalise your gift at checkout
    Add a personal message, ecard or card front
  • Add a 'Little Extra' at checkout
    Add-on gifts available (including chocolate!)

Feedback

Free returns

-

£3.95 UK delivery

-

All profits fight poverty

Keep up with Oxfam's Online Shop

Subscribe to our newsletter for all our latest updates, offers and promotions.

sign up to newsletter
© 2015. Oxfam is a registered charity in England and Wales (no 202918) and Scotland (SC039042). Oxfam GB is a member of Oxfam International.

A Visit from Voltaire

£5.99

Product description

This is a very lively, ingenious comedy in which Voltaire, the mercurial Enlightenment playwright cum philosopher, haunts the farmhouse outside Geneva of a newly-arrived Swiss-American family. He develops a strong relationship with the mother and as they speak to each other across the centuries the novel deepens into a successful mix of social observation, historical reminiscence and philosophical playfulness set against the burlesque of Swiss village life, as seen through American eyes. Part of the comedy lies in the contrast between the narrator's American voice and outlook, and Voltaire's more elegant approach to life. Ex library book in very good condition, with a transparent plastic jacket over the original dust jacket. Black cloth boards, spine and hinges in very good condition. Gilt titles to spine. Library stamp, code sticker and sticker damage in fly-leaf. Edges slightly toned. Contents clean with no marks or inscriptions.

Item details

Author(s):
Küng, Dinah Lee
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
22cm x 14.5cm
Edition:
First Edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1870015800
ISBN-13:
9781870015806
Number of pages:
351
Publisher:
Peter Halban
Title:
A Visit from Voltaire

Standard UK Delivery (£3.95 per order)

Delivery FAQs

Ts & Cs
Delivery FAQs

Free returns

within 28 days.
Returns policy

About this item

This is a very lively, ingenious comedy in which Voltaire, the mercurial Enlightenment playwright cum philosopher, haunts the farmhouse outside Geneva of a newly-arrived Swiss-American family. He develops a strong relationship with the mother and as they speak to each other across the centuries the novel deepens into a successful mix of social observation, historical reminiscence and philosophical playfulness set against the burlesque of Swiss village life, as seen through American eyes. Part of the comedy lies in the contrast between the narrator's American voice and outlook, and Voltaire's more elegant approach to life. Ex library book in very good condition, with a transparent plastic jacket over the original dust jacket. Black cloth boards, spine and hinges in very good condition. Gilt titles to spine. Library stamp, code sticker and sticker damage in fly-leaf. Edges slightly toned. Contents clean with no marks or inscriptions.

Author(s):
Küng, Dinah Lee
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
22cm x 14.5cm
Edition:
First Edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1870015800
ISBN-13:
9781870015806
Number of pages:
351
Publisher:
Peter Halban
Title:
A Visit from Voltaire

Delivery & returns

This item will be dispatched to UK addresses via second class post within 2 working days of receipt of your order. Standard UK delivery is £3.95 per order, so you're only charged once no matter how many items you have in your basket. Any additional courier charges will be applied at checkout as they vary depending on delivery address.

This item will be dispatched to UK addresses via second class post within 2 working days of receipt of your order. Standard UK delivery is currently free, no matter how many items you have in your basket. Any additional courier charges will be applied at checkout as they vary depending on delivery address.

You can find out more about delivery and returns in our help section.

We offer a no quibble returns policy as follows:

Wedding dresses: 28 days

Overseas returns: 31 days

Everything else: 28 days


This item is also available for international delivery by airmail, carrying a mandatory delivery charge of:

Europe: £6.50

Outside Europe: £11.50

Volunteer listed

Wonder how this unique item ended up online?

Most of the second-hand items you see online have been donated, by supporters like you, to our high street stores. Each item is then priced, photographed and listed on this site by our amazing team of volunteers from across the country.

After you have bought your item, our team of volunteers package and dispatch it from the Shop straight to you or your chosen recipient.

All profits from the sales of our goods go towards funding Oxfam's work around the world. We rely on your donations to sell online so please keep the cycle of goodness going!

To find out more about volunteering with Oxfam, please visit our how to volunteer page.

Oxfam Bookshop Lincoln

Oxfam Books and Music shop in Lincoln. Visit us at 5 Cornhill, on the Cornhill square, for a huge selection of books from all genres and formats, plus audiobooks, CDs, vinyl, sheet music, DVDs, stamps, coins, postcards, board games, jigsaw puzzles, model kits, toys, art equipment, knitting and sewing patterns, picture frames, cameras, musical instruments, greeting cards, and Fairtrade food! 

For the latest updates from the shop, find us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

View Shop