New Release Books by Voltaire

Voltaire is the author of Micromegas, Philosophical History (2021), 33 Human Science Masterpieces You Must Read Before You Die. Illustrated (2021), Epistle to the Romans (2021), Candide (2021) and other 395 books.

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Micromegas, Philosophical History

release date: Nov 13, 2021
Micromegas, Philosophical History
Micromegas, Philosophical History Voltaire - Micromegas, an inhabitant of one of the planets that orbits Sirius. His home world is 21.6 million times greater in circumference than the Earth. Micromegas stands 23 miles tall. When he is almost 450 years old, approaching the end of his infancy, Micromegas writes a scientific book examining the insects on his planet, which at 30 m are too small to be detected by ordinary microscopes.

33 Human Science Masterpieces You Must Read Before You Die. Illustrated

release date: Jun 14, 2021
33 Human Science Masterpieces You Must Read Before You Die. Illustrated
We live in an era rife with cultural conflict. The 21st century is by no means free of wars, terrorism, riots, famine, nor epidemics. We may attempt to solve the challenges of our times by uniting the humanistic disciplines of philosophy, science, and technology. Our modern reality requires a fundamental understanding of the problems beleaguering our existence. Science and literature are key tools for gaining this insight. The wisdom accumulated throughout the centuries by scientists, philosophers, and writers is a solid foundation on which modern man can build the future. Our ability to learn from those who have come before is precisely what led Protagoras to declare that “Man is the measure of all things.” The 33 works in this book possess foundational importance and continue to influence our modern world. The reader of these texts is well-positioned to understand causes and plot new paths away from the problems that plague us. Edwin A. Abbott. Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions Aristotle. Ethics Aristotle. Poetics Dale Breckenridge Carnegie. The Art of Public Speaking Gilbert Keith Chesterton. Eugenics and Other Evils Gilbert Keith Chesterton. What’s Wrong With The World René Descartes. Discourse on the Method Epictetus. The Golden Sayings of Epictetus The Meditations Of The Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Sigmund Freud. Dream Psychology Hermann Hesse. Siddhartha David Hume. Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion Lao Tzu. Tao Te Ching Confucius. Analects Swami Abhedananda. Five Lectures On Reincarnation The Song Celestial, Or Bhagavad-Gita (From the Mahabharata) David Herbert Lawrence. Fantasia of the Unconscious Niccolò Machiavelli. The Art of War Niccolò Machiavelli. The Prince Benedictus de Spinoza. The Ethics John Mill. On Liberty John Mill. Utilitarianism Prentice Mulford. Thoughts are Things Thomas More. Utopia Friedrich Nietzsche. Thus Spake Zarathustra Friedrich Nietzsche. Beyond Good and Evil Friedrich Nietzsche. The Antichrist J. Allanson Picton. Pantheism Plato. The Republic Plato. The Apology Of Socrates Plato. Symposium Sun Tzu. The Art of War Vatsyayana. The Kama Sutra Voltaire. Candide H. G. Wells. A Modern Utopia Frances Bacon. The New Atlantis

Epistle to the Romans

release date: Apr 10, 2021
Epistle to the Romans
"Epistle to the Romans" by Voltaire (translated by Joseph McCabe). Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Candide

release date: Aug 22, 2021
Candide
"Candide is a French satire first published in 1759 by Voltaire, a philosopher of the Age of Enlightenment.It begins with a young man, Candide, who is living a sheltered life in an Edenic paradise and being indoctrinated with Leibnizian optimism by his mentor, Professor Pangloss. Candide parodies many adventure and romance clichés, the struggles of which are caricatured in a tone that is bitter and matter-of-fact. Voltaire ridicules religion, theologians, governments, armies, philosophies, and philosophers. Through Candide, he assaults Leibniz and his optimism.With its sharp wit and insightful portrayal of the human condition, the novel has since inspired many later authors and artists to mimic and adapt it. Today, Candide is recognized as Voltaire''s magnum opus and is often listed as part of the Western canon."

10 Famous Social Satire Books (Illustrated)

release date: Aug 03, 2020
10 Famous Social Satire Books (Illustrated)
Books in the satire genre. In satire, vices, follies, abuses, and shortcomings are held up to ridicule, ideally with the intent of shaming individuals, corporations, government, or society itself into improvement. Although satire is usually meant to be humorous, its greater purpose is often constructive social criticism, using wit to draw attention to both particular and wider issues in society. Contents: Jonathan Swift. A Modest Proposal Voltaire. Candide Ambrose Bierce. The Devil''s Dictionary Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol. Dead Souls Charles Dickens. The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club Mark Twain. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur''s Court Kenneth Grahame. The Wind in the Willows Edwin A. Abbott. Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions Edgar Allan Poe. Never Bet The Devil Your Head Oscar Wilde. The Importance of Being Earnest

Zadig and Other Stories

release date: Jan 01, 2020
Zadig and Other Stories
In the title tale, the Enlightenment philosopher addresses 18th-century sociopolitical problems in an ancient Babylonian setting. Other stories include "Micromegas," "The World As It Is," "Jeannot and Colin," more.

Shadow Dance

release date: Apr 11, 2021
Shadow Dance
"Shadow Dance" is a book of prose and poetry illustrated with art and photographs that reveal the author''s inner secrets. The author, Michèle Voltaire Marcelin is a poet, novelist, visual artist, stage and film actress whose works have been published in French, Spanish, English and Haitian Creole. With "Shadow Dance" she draws the reader into her inner sanctum with various facets of her life and incites readers to emerge from the shadows to affirm their being."Dance and sing with the shadowsThe spirits are wanderingThey outrun the wind."

The Elements of Newton's Philosophy

release date: Oct 15, 2019
The Elements of Newton's Philosophy
This is an exact reproduction of the 1738 edition of Voltaire''s The Elements of Sir Issac Newton''s Philosophy. An index has been added under supervision of the general editor.

Candide Annotated

release date: Feb 12, 2021
Candide Annotated
Candide, or, Optimism is a French satire first published in 1759 by Voltaire. It begins with a young man, Candide, who is living a sheltered life in an Edenic paradise and being indoctrinated with optimism by his mentor, Pangloss. The work describes the abrupt cessation of this lifestyle, followed by Candide''s slow, painful disillusionment as he witnesses and experiences great hardships in the world. As philosophers of Voltaire''s day contended with the problem of evil, so too does Candide in this short novel, albeit more directly and humorously. Voltaire ridicules religion, theologians, governments, armies, philosophies, and philosophers through allegory. ) Fiction Fantasy humour satire novel mystery Candide) (Fiction-humour, Fiction-satire) (François-Marie Arouet (21 November 1694 - 30 May 1778), known by his nom de plume Voltaire, was a French Enlightenment writer, historian, and philosopher famous for his wit, his attacks on the established Catholic Church and Christianity as a whole, and his advocacy of freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and separation of church and state.

Treatise on Toleration

release date: Aug 04, 2016
Treatise on Toleration
A new translation of Voltaire''s Treatise on Toleration, one of the most important essays on religious tolerance and freedom of thought A powerful, impassioned case for the values of freedom of conscience and religious tolerance, Treatise on Toleration was written after the Toulouse merchant Jean Calas was falsely accused of murdering his son and executed on the wheel in 1762. As it became clear that Calas had been persecuted by ''an irrational mob'' for being a Protestant, the Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire began a campaign to vindicate him and his family. The resulting work, a screed against fanaticism and a plea for understanding, is as fresh and urgent today as when it was written.

THE AGE OF LOUIS XIV

release date: Mar 02, 2016
THE AGE OF LOUIS XIV
This carefully crafted ebook: "THE AGE OF LOUIS XIV” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Voltaire had an enormous influence on the development of historiography through his demonstration of fresh new ways to look at the past. The Age of Louis XIV is one of his best-known histories. In this book, Voltaire is painting to posterity, not the actions of one man, Louis XIV, but more importantly the minds of men in the most enlightened age that ever was. François-Marie Arouet (1694-1778), known by his nom de plume Voltaire, was a French Enlightenment writer, historian, and philosopher famous for his wit, his attacks on the established Catholic Church, and his advocacy of freedom of religion, freedom of expression, and separation of church and state. Voltaire was a versatile writer, producing works in almost every literary form, including plays, poems, novels, essays, and historical and scientific works. He was an outspoken advocate of several liberties, despite the risk this placed him in under the strict censorship laws of the time. As a satirical polemicist, he frequently made use of his works to criticize intolerance, religious dogma, and the French institutions of his day.

Delphi Collected Works of Voltaire (Illustrated)

release date: Oct 02, 2015
Delphi Collected Works of Voltaire (Illustrated)
The leading figure of the French Enlightenment, Voltaire was a versatile writer, celebrated for his satirical wit and his advocacy of freedom of religion. Voltaire’s oeuvre features works in almost every literary form, including masterpieces in drama, poetry and fiction, as well as historical and scientific literature. This comprehensive eBook presents the largest collection of Voltaire’s works ever compiled in English translation, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Voltaire’s life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * ALL the novels, with individual contents tables * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Famous works are fully illustrated with contemporary artwork * Includes Voltaire’s rare epic poems ‘The Henriade’ and ‘The Maid of Orleans’ – available in no other collection * Voltaire’s rare poems * Includes Voltaire’s plays - spend hours exploring the celebrated plays * Includes a comprehensive range of non-fiction texts * Special criticism section, with essays evaluating Voltaire’s contribution to literature * Features three biographies - discover Voltaire’s literary life * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Philosophical Fiction ZADIG MICROMEGAS CANDIDE; OR, THE OPTIMIST L’INGÉNU THE MAN OF FORTY CROWNS OTHER PHILOSOPHICAL TALES The Plays OEDIPUS MARIAMNE ZAIRE CAESAR THE PRODIGIAL MEROPE OLYMPIA THE ORPHAN OF CHINA BRUTUS MAHOMET AMELIA SOCRATES ALZIRE ORESTES SÉMIRAMIS CATILINE PANDORA THE SCOTCH WOMAN NANINE THE PRUDE THE TATLER PREFACES TO PLAYS The Poetry THE HENRIADE THE MAID OF ORLEANS THE LISBON EARTHQUAKE AND OTHER POEMS The Philosophical Works LETTERS ON ENGLAND PHILOSOPHICAL LETTERS A PHILOSOPHICAL DICTIONARY TOLERATION AND OTHER ESSAYS AN ESSAY ON CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS The Historical Works AGE OF LOUIS XIV THE HISTORY OF PETER THE GREAT, EMPEROR OF RUSSIA HISTORY OF CHARLES XII The Criticism VOLTAIRE by John Cowper Powys VOLTAIRE’S TRAGEDIES by Lytton Strachey VOLTAIRE AND FREDERICK THE GREAT by Lytton Strachey INGERSOLL’S LECTURE ON VOLTAIRE by Robert Green Ingersoll VOLTAIRE AND KING STANISLAS by Henry W. Wolff VOLTAIRE IN THE NETHERLANDS by C. A. Van Sypesteyn The Biographies VOLTAIRE by John Morley VOLTAIRE: A SKETCH OF HIS LIFE AND WORKS by G. W. Foote and J. M. Wheeler VOLTAIRE: BRIEF BIOGRAPHY by George Saintsbury Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles

The Unknown God

release date: Mar 11, 2019
The Unknown God
As a follow-up to my collection of Voltaire''s criticism of atheism (''In God''s Defense: Writings on Atheism''), this book presents Voltaire''s positive views on God and man. As the title indicates, he was very cautious in what he said of God, and kept to the results of strict deductive arguments. Yet, he was occasionally willing to pray to this God about whom his reason told him so little. This collection contains the following texts, in new translations: "The Principle of Action" "A Poem on the Natural Law" (a prose translation) "The Soul" "All In God" "A Prayer to God" (from ''A Treatise on Tolerance'')

Histoire Du Siècle de Louis XIV

release date: Feb 20, 2019
Histoire Du Siècle de Louis XIV
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The Works of Voltaire: The Lisbon Earthquake, and Other Poems

release date: Nov 13, 2018
The Works of Voltaire: The Lisbon Earthquake, and Other Poems
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Voltaire's Revolution

release date: Jan 01, 2015
Voltaire's Revolution
Voltaire, the pen name of François-Marie Arouet (1694-1778), was one of the most influential leaders of the French Enlightenment. His defense of individual freedom of conscience and his criticisms of religious fanaticism and oppressive orthodoxy had a telling effect on Western history, inspiring several leading founders of America''s new laws. This is the first English translation of many of his key texts from his famous pamphlet war for tolerance, written from 1750 to 1768, originally published under pseudonyms to avoid imprisonment and to educate the average citizen. Included are “The Sermon of Rabbi Akib” (a searing attack on anti-Semitism), “Prayer to God” (from the famous Treatise on Tolerance), the hugely popular “Catechism of the Honest Man,” "The Dinner at Count Boulainvillier''s," and other witty, sometimes acerbic pieces that point out the errors in the Bible, the corruption of the clergy, and the religiously-inspired persecutions, both of his day and across the ages. Many of these pamphlets were burned in a losing battle by the authorities. With a lengthy introduction and copious notes by the editor and translator, plus an appendix including first-hand accounts of the battle by noted mathematician and French revolutionary Condorcet, Frederick the Great, Irish writer Oliver Goldsmith, and others, this excellent compilation will be a welcome addition to the libraries of anyone with an interest in human rights and freedom of thought.

La Bégueule: Conte Morale

release date: Nov 11, 2018
La Bégueule: Conte Morale
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Agathocles

release date: Jan 01, 2014
Agathocles
In AGATHOCLES the two sons of the King of Syracuse (Agathocles) strive for the hand of the same girl, and the elder is killed by the younger. The ruler can only avenge his loss by sacrificing his remaining son--but doing so would mean the end of his dynasty.

Zaïre

release date: Oct 07, 2018
Zaïre
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