Montblanc Writers Edition Voltaire fountain pen (1995)
The Writers Edition Voltaire seems to reflect Voltaire's fascinating personality in every detail. The surface of black precious resin seems as inscrutable as his thoughts. The engraved frames and the vermeil cap – gold plated 925 sterling silver – are as rich as Voltaire's possessions, whose gold-coloured signature adorns the cap of the pen. Crafted by a master craftsman, the 18-carat gold nib is finished with delicate engravings reminiscent of Voltaire's time.
Voltaire and his immense body of work, including comedies, philosophical treatises and letters, are unparalleled in modern times. Although he came into conflict with authorities even in his early years because of the combativeness of his writings, his dramatic talent - which he used to create works such as"Candide"- made him one of the most acclaimed literary figures of his time.
In his older years Voltaire devoted himself more and more to philosophy. Writings such as the"Philosophical Dictionary"continue to provoke the deepest discussion and keep alive the memory of Voltaire as the spiritual father of the Enlightenment.