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Also known as the Lettres anglaises ou philosophiques, Voltaire's response to his exile in England offered the French public of 1734 a panoramic view of British culture. Perceiving them as a veiled attack against the ancien regime, however, the French government ordered the letters burned and Voltaire persecuted.
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  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 10mm | 134g
  • PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 014044386X
  • 9780140443868
  • 263,052

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With the publication of his 'Lettres Philosophiques' in 1734, Voltaire offered the French public a panoramic view of English culture, and one which exerted a decisive influence upon the development of attitudes to England in eighteenth-century France.
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Table of contents

Letters on England - Voltaire Translated by Leonard Tancock

Introduction
Letter 1: On the Quakers
Letter 2: On the Quakers
Letter 3: On the Quakers
Letter 4: On the Quakers
Letter 5: On the Anglican Religion
Letter 6: On the Presbyterians
Letter 7: On the Socinians, Arians or Anti-Trinitarians
Letter 8: On Parliament
Letter 9: On the Government
Letter 10: On Commerce
Letter 11: On Innoculation with Smallpox
Letter 12: On Chancellor Bacon
Letter 13: On Mr. Locke
Letter 14: On Descartes and Newton
Letter 15: On the System of Gravitation
Letter 16: On the Optics of Newton
Letter 17: On Infinity and Chronology
Letter 18: On Tragedy
Letter 19: On Comedy
Letter 20: On Noble Lords who cultivate literature
Letter 21: On the Earl of Rochester and Mr. Waller
Letter 22: On Mr. Pope and some other famous poets
Letter 23: On the Consideration due to Men of Letters
Letter 24: On Academies
Letter 25: On the Pensées of Pascal
Notes
Appendix
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About Francois Voltaire

Voltaire (1694-1778) French writer, satirist, the embodiment of the 18th-century Enlightenment. Among his best-known works is the satirical short story CANDIDE (1759).
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