The Voltaire Anthology

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A collection containing Candide and the plays Alzire, Amelia, Brutus, Caliline, Mahomet, Mariamne, Merope, Nanine, Oedipus, Olympia, Orestes, Pandora, Semiramis, Socrates, The Orphan of China, The Prude, The Scotch Woman, and Zadig.
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François-Marie Arouet known as Voltaire, was born in Paris in 1694. He was educated by the Jesuits at the Collège Louis-le-Grand (1704-1711), where he learned Latin and Greek; later in life he became fluent in Italian, Spanish, and English. By the time he left school, Voltaire had decided he wanted to be a writer. His father then obtained a job for him as a secretary to the French ambassador in the Netherlands. Most of Voltaire's early life revolved around Paris. From early on, Voltaire had trouble with the authorities for critiques of the government and religious intolerance. These activities were to result in two imprisonments and a temporary exile to England. The name "Voltaire", which the author adopted in 1718, is an anagram of "AROVET LI," the Latinized spelling of his surname, Arouet, and the initial letters of "le jeune" ("the young"). The name also echoes in reverse order the syllables of the name of a family château in the Poitou region: "Airvault". The adoption of the name "Voltaire" following his incarceration at the Bastille is seen by many to mark Voltaire's formal separation from his family and his past. Voltaire continued to write plays, such as Mérope (or La Mérope française) and began his long research into science and history. From 1762, he began to champion unjustly persecuted people, the case of Jean Calas being the most celebrated. This Huguenot merchant had been tortured to death in 1763, supposedly because he had murdered his son for wanting to convert to Catholicism. His possessions were confiscated and his remaining children were taken from his widow and were forced to become members of a monastery. Voltaire, seeing this as a clear case of religious persecution, managed to overturn the conviction in 1765. n February 1778, Voltaire returned for the first time in 20 years to Paris. He soon became ill again and died on 30 May 1778.

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Simon and Schuster
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Published on
Aug 2, 2013
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Pages
608
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ISBN
9781627933322
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Language
English
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Genres
Drama / European / General
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Édition enrichie de centaines de notes explicatives, d'introductions, de notices, de gravures originales qui en font l'ouvrage le plus complet des oeuvres de Voltaire, soit plus de 109 titres spécifiquement mis en forme pour une lecture sur votre liseuse.

CONTENU DÉTAILLÉ :

LES 25 CONTES PHILOSOPHIQUES :
Avertissement de Moland • Le Monde Comme il va, vision De Babouc • Le Crocheteur borgne • Cosi-Sancta, Un petit mal pour un grand bien • Nouvelle Africaine • Zadig ou La Destinée • Memnon ou La Sagesse Humaine • Bababec et Les Fakirs • Micromégas • Les deux consolés • Histoire des voyages de Scarmentado • Songe de Platon • Candide ou l'’optimisme • Histoire d’un Bon Bramin • Le Blanc et le Noir • Jeannot et Colin • L’Ingénu • L’homme aux quarante écus • La Princesse de Babylone • Les Lettres d’Amabed • Aventure de la Mémoire • Le Taureau Blanc • L’histoire de Jenni ou Le Sage et L’athée • Les Oreilles du comte de Chesterfield et le chapelain Goudman

LES 41 PIÈCES DE THÉÂTRE :
Oedipe • Fragments d’Artémire • Mariamne • L'indiscret • La Fête de Bélébat • Brutus • Les Originaux Ou Monsieur Du Cap-Vert • Ériphyle • Zaïre • Samson • Tanis et Zélide ou Les Rois pasteurs • Adélaïde du Guesclin • Le Duc d’Alençon ou Les Frères ennemis • Amélie ou le Duc de Foix • L'Echange • La mort de César • Alzire, ou les Américains • L’Enfant prodigue • L'Envieux • Pandore • Zulime • Le fanatisme, ou Mahomet le prophète • Mérope • Le Temple De La Gloire • Nanine • Rome Sauvée, Ou Catilina • L'Orphelin De La Chine • L'Ecossaise • Tancrède • Le Droit Du Seigneur • Olympie • Le Triumvirat • Les Scythes • Charlot ou la Comtesse de Givry • Le Dépositaire • Les Guèbres, ou la Tolérance • Le Baron d'Otrante • Irène • Jules César • Le Comte de Boursoufle ou Mademoiselle de La Cochonnière • L’Héraclius Espagnol Ou La Comédie Fameuse

LES 7 RECUEILS DE POÉSIES :
Le Pour et le Contre • La Henriade • Le Mondain • Poème sur la Loi naturelle • Poème sur le désastre de Lisbonne • La Pucelle d’Orléans • Épîtres

LES 15 CONTES EN VERS :
Le Cadenas • Le Cocuage • La Mule du pape • Ce qui plaît aux dames • L’Éducation d’un prince • L’Éducation d’une fille • Thélème et Macare • Les Trois Manières • Azolan • L’Origine des métiers • La Bégueule • Les Finances • Le Dimanche ou les Femmes de Minée • Sésostris • Le Songe creux

LES 19 TITRES DE L'OEUVRE PHILOSOPHIQUE ET HISTORIQUE :
Lettres philosophiques • Traité de métaphysique • Vie de Molière • Réflexions pour les sots • Traité sur la tolérance • Le philosophe ignorant • Femmes, soyez soumises a vos maris • La bible enfin expliquée par plusieurs aumôniers de s. m. l. r. d. p • Dialogue du chapon et de la poularde • Histoire de l’établissement du christianisme • Dictionnaire philosophique • Dialogues philosophiques • Essai sur les moeurs et l’esprit des nations • Le siècle de louis XIV • Précis du siecle de Louis XV • Pot-pourri • De l’horrible danger de la lecture • Éloge historique de la raison • Petite digression

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- Les CITATIONS et proverbes de Voltaire

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