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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?


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


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


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


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

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