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- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2007; US$ 8.95
In his Philosophical Letters , Voltaire provides a pungent and often satirical assessment of the religion, politics, science, and arts of the England he observed during his nearly three-year exile. In addition to the Letters , this edition provides a translation of Voltaire?s ?Proposal for a Letter about the English,? a general Introduction, chronology,... more...
- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.95
Letters on England gathers together Voltaire's essays about his time in England between 1726 and 1728. Comparable to Alexis De Tocqueville's Democracy in America , Voltaire looks at English culture as an outsider, giving its culture, society and governing institutions a favorable comparison to their French counterparts. more...
- The Floating Press 1918; US$ 3.95
Ever since 1759, when Voltaire wrote "Candide" in ridicule of the notion that this is the best of all possible worlds, this world has been a happier place for readers. Voltaire wrote it in three days, and many generations have found that its laughter does not grow old. more...
- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 3.99
Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire's novel Zadig, or The Book of Fate skillfully weaves the story of its ancient Babylonian philosopher. Not trying for adherence to history, Voltaire's story is full of thinly veiled references to the social and political issues his own time. This appropriately philosophical work holds up human life as being... more...
- The Floating Press 2013; US$ 3.99
French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire is best remembered for his novel Candide, but he was a prolific writer who produced works in virtually every literary genre. In this story, Voltaire actually plays a significant role in inventing a new literary genre -- science fiction. Micromegas is a satirical work in the vein of Swift's Gulliver's... more...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99
French Enlightenment thinker Voltaire saw much to admire in Russian emperor Peter the Great. Most significantly, Voltaire admired Peter's tireless efforts to drag Russia from its medieval mindset and thrust it into an age of rationality. This exhaustive biography focuses more on Peter's philosophy and values than his wartime exploits. more...
- NuVision Publications, LLC 2003; US$ 3.99
Candide is about a man who believes in the philosophy that: 'what happens, happens for the best in the end.' that was taught to him by his personal philosopher Dr. Panlosss. Candide goes through many, many trials and everyone he meets has had something terrible happen to them. He searches the world over for his love Cundgonde. And in the end finds... more...
- ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 3.99
From the landscapes of El Dorado to Constantinople, this is a tale of unending adventures and escapades. That optimism is not always the key to life's problems is elucidated. A tale of love amalgamated with suffering, sacrifice and pain. Captivating! more...
- ReadHowYouWant 2007; US$ 3.99
A Classic tale set in the backdrop of ancient Babylonia, it tells the story of Zadig and his arduous quest for finding true love and happiness. Zadig encounters different types of people in his adventure-packed journey, of which some are good while others are evil. The novel handles the questions of fate, hope and life; it also portrays different sides... more...