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Voltaire's Crime

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The Cambridge History of English and American Literature
The following is an excerpt from “The Cambridge History of English and American Literature” with a focus on the Age of Johnson. This particular section is about English Drama and Voltaire.

According to the passage, what crime is Voltaire guilty of committing?

A

Voltaire would criticize Shakespeare's work, but would commit the same crimes.

B

Voltaire loosely adapted Shakespeare's best ideas without providing credit.

C

Voltaire adapted Shakespeare's plays to be base and low class.

D

Voltaire used Shakespeare, but modified the content so much that the meaning was lost.