By Voltaire
Book Description

Franois-Marie Arouet (1694-1778), better known by the pen name Voltaire, was a French Enlightenment writer, essayist, deist and philosopher known for his wit, philosophical sport, and defense of civil liberties, including freedom of religion. He was an outspoken supporter of social reform despite strict censorship laws and harsh penalties for those who broke them. A satirical polemicist, he frequently made use of his works to criticize Christian Church dogma and the French institutions of his day. Many of his works and ideas would influence important thinkers of both the American and French Revolutions, an honour that he would share with other political theorists such as John Locke and Thomas Hobbes. In general criticism and miscellaneous writing, Voltaire's writing was comparable to his other works. Almost all of his more substantive works, whether in verse or prose, are preceded by prefaces of one sort or another, which are models of his caustic yet conversational tone. He wrote Letters on England (1733), Zadig; or, The Book of Fate (1747), Candide (1759) and Philosophical Dictionary (1764).

Table of Contents
  • ZADIG;
  • Book of Fate.
    • CHAP. I.
  • The Blind Eye.
    • CHAP. II.
  • The Nose.
    • CHAP. III.
  • The Dog and the Horse.
    • CHAP. IV.
  • The envious Man.
    • CHAP. V.
  • The Force of Generosity.
    • CHAP. VI.
  • The Judgments.
    • CHAP. VII.
  • The Force of Jealousy.
    • CHAP. VIII.
  • The Thrash’d Wife.
    • CHAP. IX.
  • The Captive.
    • CHAP. X.
  • The Funeral Pile.
    • CHAP. XI.
  • The Evening’s Entertainment.
    • CHAP. XII.
  • The Rendezvous.
    • CHAP. XIII.
  • The Free-booter.
    • CHAP. XIV.
  • The Fisherman.
    • CHAP. XV.
  • The Basilisk.
    • CHAP. XVI.
  • The Tournaments.
    • CHAP. XVII.
  • The Hermit.
    • CHAP. XVIII.
  • The Ænigmas, or Riddles.
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