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  • Julie, or the New Heloise
  • Rameau's Nephew / D'Alembert's Dream
  • The Adventures of Roderick Random
  • Brigadoon (Vocal Score)
  • Persian Letters
  • Eugnie Grandet
  • Against Nature
  • A Bolt from the Blue and Other Essays
  • Penses
  • Gargantua and Pantagruel
  • Sentimental Education
  • Don Juan
  • A Modest Proposal
  • The Symposium
  • The Heptameron



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Candide and Other Stories (World's Classics)

Candide and Other Stories World s Classics

Candide is the most famous of Voltaire s philosophical tales in which he combined witty improbabilities with the sanest of good sense First published in it was an instant bestseller and has come to be regarded as one of the key texts of the Enlightenment What Candide does for chivalric romance the other tales in this selection Micromegas Zadig The Ingenu and The White Bull do for science fiction the Oriental tale the sentimental novel and the Old Testament The most extensive one volume selection currently available this new edition includes a new verse translation of the story Voltaire based on Chaucer s The Wife of Bath s Tale What Pleases the Ladies and opens with a revised introduction that reflects recent critical debates including a new section on Candide

Philosophical Dictionary

Philosophical Dictionary

Voltaire s i Philosophical Dictionary i is a series of short essays hortatory and propagandist over an enormously wide range of subjects br It was deliberately planned as a revolutionary book and was duly denounced on all sides and described as a deplorable monument of the extent to which inteligence and erudition can be abused The subjects treated include i Abraham i i Angel and Anthropophages i i Baptism i i Beauty and Beasts i i Fables Fraud and Fanaticism i i Metempsychosis Miracles and Moses i all of them exposed to Voltaire s lucid scrutiny his elegant irony and his passionate love of reason and justice

Letters on England

Letters on England

After his three year exile to England following imprisonment in the Bastille for his satirical writings Voltaire wrote a series of letters offering the French public a panoramic view of English culture He was full of enthusiasm and freedom as opposed to the tyrannical feudal society of his homeland i Letters on England i discusses English religious sects politics scientists and writers with great admiration yet the clever Voltaire also flattered his French readers with humorous references to the old fashioned clothes and speech of the Quakers and to antics in the House of Commons At first banned in France this intriguing and often comic account of a culture viewed through foreign eyes was to prove highly influential in shaping French attitudes to England br br Leonard Tancock s translation brilliantly captures Voltaire s ironic tone and is accompanied by an introduction discussing his depiction of England and the events that led to his exile This edition also includes notes new further reading and chronology and an appendix on Voltaire s verse translation of English works


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One of Voltaire s earliest tales Zadig is set in the exotic East and is told in the comic spirit of Candide L Ingenu written after Candide is a darker tale in which an American Indian records his impressions of France

The Portable Voltaire

The Portable Voltaire

Satirist novelist poet dramatist historian moralist critic courtier and correspondent champion of reason and fanatical adversary of fanaticism a darling of kings with the unfortunate habit of turning them into enemies Fran ois Arouet de Voltaire is one of the few writers to have imposed his name on an entire epoch It is entirely appropriate that the French Enlightenment is also known as the age of Voltaire And if that age ended with a revolution Voltaire was nothing if not a subversive His abiding motto was crasez l infame Crush infamy br br This encyclopedic anthology acquaints us with Voltaire s mercurial range of expression as well as with the steadfastness of his vision which might be called the religion of reason It includes his sardonic comedies i Candide i and i Zadig i the tales Micromegas and Story of a Good Brahmin more than seventy articles from the i Philosophical Dictionary i that offer heretical definitions of subjects from Adultery to Tyranny letters written to such correspondents as Frederick the Great and Jean Jacques Rousseau selections from i The English Letters i and i Essay on the Manners and Spirit of Nations i and the long poem The Lisbon Earthquake The whole is rounded out with an Introduction by Ben Ray Redman which distills Voltaire s prodigious oeuvre while summing up the grand picaresque adventure of his life br br Cover design by Melissa Jacoby br Portrait of Voltaire after N de Largilliere br Collection Musee Carnavalet Paris Photograph Art Resource br br br i Description from back cover i br br u Contents u br br Editor s introduction br Some dates in the life of Voltaire br Brief bibliography of works Voltaire br Philosophical dictionary br Selections br Miscellany br Candide br Zadig br Micromegas br Story of a good Brahmin br Letters br To Frederick the great br Miscellaneous letters br Selections from the English letters br Essay on the manners and spirit of nations Recapitulation br Lisbon earthquake br Author s preface br Lisbon earthquake br

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