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|Title||:||The Portable Voltaire|
|Author||:||Voltaire, Ben Ray Redman|
|Number of Pages||:||569|
|Category||:||Philosophy, Classics, Literature, Non fiction|
PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC 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 .
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 .
Cover design by Melissa Jacoby Portrait of Voltaire after N de Largilliere Collection Musee Carnavalet Paris Photograph Art Resource .
i Description from back cover i .
u Contents u .
Editor s introduction Some dates in the life of Voltaire .
ief bibliography of works 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 Lisbon earthquake Author s preface Lisbon earthquake