The Works of Voltaire: Introductory and biographical. Victor Hugo's oration, Candide. Poetical dissertations

St. Hubert guild
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Dec 31, 1901
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The leading figure of the French Enlightenment, Voltaire was a versatile writer, celebrated for his satirical wit and his advocacy of freedom of religion. Voltaire’s oeuvre features works in almost every literary form, including masterpieces in drama, poetry and fiction, as well as historical and scientific literature. This comprehensive eBook presents the largest collection of Voltaire’s works ever compiled in English translation, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Voltaire’s life and works
* Concise introductions to the novels and other texts
* ALL the novels, with individual contents tables
* Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Famous works are fully illustrated with contemporary artwork
* Includes Voltaire’s rare epic poems ‘The Henriade’ and ‘The Maid of Orleans’ – available in no other collection
* Voltaire’s rare poems
* Includes Voltaire’s plays - spend hours exploring the celebrated plays
* Includes a comprehensive range of non-fiction texts
* Special criticism section, with essays evaluating Voltaire’s contribution to literature
* Features three biographies - discover Voltaire’s literary life
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres

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CONTENTS:

The Philosophical Fiction
ZADIG
MICROMEGAS
CANDIDE; OR, THE OPTIMIST
L’INGÉNU
THE MAN OF FORTY CROWNS
OTHER PHILOSOPHICAL TALES

The Plays
OEDIPUS
MARIAMNE
ZAIRE
CAESAR
THE PRODIGIAL
MEROPE
OLYMPIA
THE ORPHAN OF CHINA
BRUTUS
MAHOMET
AMELIA
SOCRATES
ALZIRE
ORESTES
SÉMIRAMIS
CATILINE
PANDORA
THE SCOTCH WOMAN
NANINE
THE PRUDE
THE TATLER
PREFACES TO PLAYS

The Poetry
THE HENRIADE
THE MAID OF ORLEANS
THE LISBON EARTHQUAKE AND OTHER POEMS

The Philosophical Works
LETTERS ON ENGLAND
PHILOSOPHICAL LETTERS
A PHILOSOPHICAL DICTIONARY
TOLERATION AND OTHER ESSAYS
AN ESSAY ON CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS

The Historical Works
AGE OF LOUIS XIV
THE HISTORY OF PETER THE GREAT, EMPEROR OF RUSSIA
HISTORY OF CHARLES XII

The Criticism
VOLTAIRE by John Cowper Powys
VOLTAIRE’S TRAGEDIES by Lytton Strachey
VOLTAIRE AND FREDERICK THE GREAT by Lytton Strachey
INGERSOLL’S LECTURE ON VOLTAIRE by Robert Green Ingersoll
VOLTAIRE AND KING STANISLAS by Henry W. Wolff
VOLTAIRE IN THE NETHERLANDS by C. A. Van Sypesteyn

The Biographies
VOLTAIRE by John Morley
VOLTAIRE: A SKETCH OF HIS LIFE AND WORKS by G. W. Foote and J. M. Wheeler
VOLTAIRE: BRIEF BIOGRAPHY by George Saintsbury

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Musaicum Books presents to you this carefully created collection of Voltaire's philosophical writings, novels, historical works, poetry, plays & letters. This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. François-Marie Arouet (1694-1778), known by his nom de plume Voltaire, was a French Enlightenment writer, historian, and philosopher famous for his wit, his attacks on the established Catholic Church, and his advocacy of freedom of religion, freedom of expression, and separation of church and state. Table of Contents: Novels Candide Zadig Micromegas The Huron The White Bull The Man of Forty Crowns The Princess of Babylon The Sage and the Atheist Stories Memnon the Philosopher The Black and the White The World as it Goes Andre des Touches at Siam Bababec Jeannot and Colin The Travels of Scarmentado A Conversation with a Chinese Plato's Dream Pleasure in Having no Pleasure An Adventure in India The Good Brahmin The Two Comforters Ancient Faith and Fable The Study of Nature Dialogues Plays Mahomet Merope Olympia The Orphan of China Brutus Amelia Oedipus Mariamne Socrates Zaire Caesar The Prodigal Alzire Orestes Semiramis Catilina Pandora The Scotch Woman Nanine The Prude The Tatler Poems Henriade (Canto IX) The Lisbon Earthquake and Other Poems Philosophical Works A Philosophical Dictionary Letters on England Treatise on Tolerance Historical Works Age of Louis XIV The History of Peter the Great, Emperor of Russia Letters Letters to Jonathan Swift Letter from Voltaire to Charles Jean-Baptiste Fleuriau Literary Criticism Voltaire and England by Lytton Strachey Voltaire's Tragedies by Lytton Strachey Voltaire and Frederick the Great by Lytton Strachey Lectures on Voltaire by Robert Green Ingersoll Biographies Voltaire: A Sketch of His Life and Works by G. W. Foote and J. M.
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