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Posted July 15, 2002
Voltaire is one of the most witty writers I have ever read outside of school, let alone inside. His thoughts of the most indistinctive trangedies of our past history is amazing, I never knew about half of the things he mentioned in the book, Candide or Optimism.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 4, 2002
The Perfect Vehicle for Voltaire's Genius
The Portable Voltaire has everything you need: a nice sampling of his philosophy, its realization in fiction, and letters that convey his true character. Geared towards the novice, it is an excellent introduction to this immortal genius. Including complete copies of Candide and Zadig, it truly offers a substantial amount of his fiction as well. I would recommend reading selections of your interest from the Philosophical Dictionary first, then either Candide or Zadig, then the Micromegas, then the letters and then his later work. The versatility and wit of this unmatched genius is truly captured in this very portable volume. Also of note: the translation of Candide in this volume is the best I have ever read.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 19, 2001
Excellent Volume Of Work
This book is a wonderful collection of Voltaire's essays and other Works. Very easy to understand, and should be read because Voltaire was a major influence on Thomas Jefferson's political writings and religous opennessWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 29, 2009
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