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Title:Dictionnaire Philosophique
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ISBN:2080700286
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Number of Pages:634
Category:Philosophy, Non fiction, Classics, France, Essays, Reference, French literature

Dictionnaire Philosophique by Voltaire

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With i Candide i a classic parody of the romantic coming of age story and the fifteen other stories in this indispensible collection Voltaire derided the bureaucracies of his day with ruthless wit His dissections of science spiritual faith legal systems vanity and love make him the undisputed master of social commentary, 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 br br 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 br br Cover design by Melissa Jacoby br Portrait of Voltaire after N de Largilliere br Collection Musee Carnavalet Paris Photograph Art Resource br br br i Description from back cover i br br u Contents u br br Editor s introduction br Some dates in the life of Voltaire br Brief bibliography of works Voltaire br Philosophical dictionary br Selections br Miscellany br Candide br Zadig br Micromegas br Story of a good Brahmin br Letters br To Frederick the great br Miscellaneous letters br Selections from the English letters br Essay on the manners and spirit of nations Recapitulation br Lisbon earthquake br Author s preface br Lisbon earthquake br, Brought up in the household of a powerful Baron Candide is an open minded young man whose tutor Pangloss has instilled in him the belief that all is for the best But when his love for the Baron s rosy cheeked daughter is discovered Candide is cast out to make his own way in the world br br And so he and his various companions begin a breathless tour of Europe South America and Asia as an outrageous series of disasters befall them earthquakes syphilis a brush with the Inquisition murder sorely testing the young hero s optimism, Voltaire s i Philosophical Dictionary i is a series of short essays hortatory and propagandist over an enormously wide range of subjects br It was deliberately planned as a revolutionary book and was duly denounced on all sides and described as a deplorable monument of the extent to which inteligence and erudition can be abused The subjects treated include i Abraham i i Angel and Anthropophages i i Baptism i i Beauty and Beasts i i Fables Fraud and Fanaticism i i Metempsychosis Miracles and Moses i all of them exposed to Voltaire s lucid scrutiny his elegant irony and his passionate love of reason and justice