The Portable Voltaire

Paperback | July 28, 1977

byFrancois VoltaireIntroduction byBen Ray Redman

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Includes Part One of Candide; three stories; selections from The Philosophical Dictionary, The Lisbon Earthquake, and other works; and thirty-five letters.

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Includes Part One of Candide; three stories; selections from The Philosophical Dictionary, The Lisbon Earthquake, and other works; and thirty-five letters.

François-Marie Arouet, writing under the pseudonym Voltaire, was born in 1694 into a Parisian bourgeois family. Educated by Jesuits, he was an excellent pupil but one quickly enraged by dogma. An early rift with his father—who wished him to study law—led to his choice of letters as a career. Insinuating himself into court circles, he b...

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Format:PaperbackPublished:July 28, 1977Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0140150412

ISBN - 13:9780140150414

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Table of Contents

Editor's Introduction
Some Dates in the Life of Voltaire
A Brief Biography of Works by Voltaire
Philosophical Dictionary
Selections
Miscellany
Candide
Zadig
Micromegas
Story of a Good Brahmin
Letters
To Frederick the Great
Miscellaneous Letters
Selections from The English Letters
Essay on the Manners and Spirit of Nations
Recapitulation
The Lisbon Earthquake
Author's Preface
The Lisbon Earthquake