The Portable Voltaire (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Jul 28, 1977 - Fiction - 576 pages
67 Reviews
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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User Review  - Frances Margaret - Goodreads

I remember picking this up at the university library and I had to take it home with me. Good stuff. Was not able to finish the entire thing though as I had to return it to the library. I haven't found a copy of that book anywhere... Read full review

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User Review  - Anthony Zupancic - Goodreads

Voltaire is funny. That is enough for me. He also has a critical eye that exposes absurdity and societal problems. Like Ambrose Bierce's "The Devil's Dictionary," the passages from "Selections..." are amazing nuggets of satirical craft that are a delight to read. Read full review

Contents

ABBE
ADULTERY
ANCIENTS AND MODERNS
ANNALS
ANTIQUITY
ARTS
ASS
ASTROLOGY
PREJUDICES RELIGIOUS
SEASON
RELIGION
SECT
SELFLOVE
SOCRATES
STATES GOVERNMENT
SUPERSTITION

ATOMS
AUTHORS
BABEL
BANKRUPTCY
BEAUTY
BEES
BISHOP
BOOKS
CHARACTER
CLIMATE
CONCATENATION OF EVENTS
DEMOCRACY
DESTINY
DOG
THE ECCLESIASTICAL MINISTRY
EQUALITY
EXPIATION
FAITH
FATHERLAND
FREE WILL
FRIENDSHIP
GOVERNMENT
INTOLERANCE
KISSING
LAWS
LENT
LIBERTY
LIBERTY OF THE PRESS
LOVE
LOVE OF GOD
MAN GENERAL REFLECTION ON
MEN OF LETTERS
MOHAMMEDANS
MOUNTAIN
NATURAL LAW
NATURE
NEW NOVELTIES
POWER OMNIPOTENCE
PRAYERS
PREJUDICES
PREJUDICES OF THE SENSES
THEIST
TOLERANCE
TRUTH
TYRANNY
Paris 26th August 1736
Leiden January 1737
17th April 1737
Cirey 27th May 1737
Cirey October 1737
Cirey 18th October 1738
12th August 1739
Paris 15th October 1749
13th November 1772
8th November 1776
Parts Ist April 1778
TO THE MINISTER FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF PARIS
TO A FIRST COMMISSIONER
TO M MARTIN SAHLE
TO MME DE FONTAINE21
TO MME DENIS
TO M BAGIEU25
TO MME DENIS
TO MME DENIS
TO MME DENIS
TO MME DU DEFFAND
TO MME DU DEFFAND
TO J J ROUSSEAU
TO M TRONCHIN OF LYONS
TO MME DU DEFFAND
TO M DAMILAVILLE
TO LORD CHESTERFIELD
TO M DE FARGÈS33
The English Constitution
English Commerce
Inoculation
Chancellor Bacon
Locke
Suicide
Authors Preface
The Lisbon Earthquake44
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About the author (1977)

Voltaire (Francois-Marie Arouet) (1694--1778) was one of the key thinkers of the European Enlightenment. Of his many works, "Candide" remains the most popular.
Peter Constantine was awarded the 1998 PEN Translation Award for "Six Early Stories "by Thomas Mann and the 1999 National Translation Award for "The Undiscovered Chekhov: Forty-three New Stories." Widely acclaimed for his recent translation of the complete works of Isaac Babel, he also translated Gogol's "Taras Bulba" and Tolstoy's "The Cossacks "for the Modern Library. His translations of fiction and poetry have appeared in many publications, including "The New Yorker, Harper's," and "Paris Review. "He lives in New York City.

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