Selections from Voltaire. by Voltaire

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Published by Appleton-Century-Crofts in New York .

Written in English

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SeriesCentury modern language series
ContributionsHavens, George R. 1890-
The Physical Object
Paginationxxvii, 439 p. port. ;
Number of Pages439
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19754122M

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Voltaire was the pen name of François–Marie Arouet (–), an Enlightenment writer known for his plays and histories and his acerbic criticism of the French Catholic Church. This set of selections is from his Philosophical Dictionary of They demonstrate his range of reading, including travel literature about China, but the main.

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