Top Marketplace offers for ISBN

9780486472683

Philosophical Dictionary

Voltaire Author

4.09 avg rating
( 1,013 ratings by GoodReads )
Image Not Available

A masterpiece of Enlightenment-era literature, this collection of brief, incisive essays constitutes a thought-provoking analysis of eighteenth-century social and religious conventions. Voltaire intended to entertain as well as to enlighten, and his sardonic wit lends a strikingly modern feeling to these writings.
One of France's most celebrated citizens, Voltaire (1694-1778) is best known for his satirical novel Candide. His political treatises, which frequently put him at odds with the church and state, have exercised enormous influence on political theorists, philosophers, educators, and historians. This compilation, first published in 1764, covers a broad range of topics. Organized alphabetically, its subjects range from adultery, atheism, bankruptcy, and common sense to religion, superstition, tolerance, and virtue. 

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Product Description:

A masterpiece of Enlightenment-era literature, this collection of brief essays constitutes a thought-provoking analysis of 18th-century social and religious conventions. Voltaire intended to entertain as well as to enlighten, and his sardonic wit lends a modern feeling to these writings on God, mortality, the church, freedom, justice, and other timeless concerns.

About the Author:

François-Marie Arouet, writing under the pseudonym Voltaire, was born in 1694 into a Parisian bourgeois family. Educated by Jesuits, he was an excellent pupil but one quickly enraged by dogma. An early rift with his father—who wished him to study law—led to his choice of letters as a career. Insinuating himself into court circles, he became notorious for lampoons on leading notables and was twice imprisoned in the Bastille.

By his mid-thirties his literary activities precipitated a four-year exile in England where he won the praise of Swift and Pope for his political tracts. His publication, three years later in France, of Lettres philosophiques sur les Anglais (1733)—an attack on French Church and State—forced him to flee again. For twenty years Voltaire lived chiefly away from Paris. In this, his most prolific period, he wrote such satirical tales as “Zadig” (1747) and “Candide” (1759). His old age at Ferney, outside Geneva, was made bright by his adopted daughter, “Belle et Bonne,” and marked by his intercessions in behalf of victims of political injustice. Sharp-witted and lean in his white wig, impatient with all appropriate rituals, he died in Paris in 1778—the foremost French author of his day.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$
US$ 4.55

Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Voltaire Author
Published by Dover Pubns (2010)
ISBN 10: 048647268X ISBN 13: 9780486472683
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Paperbackshop-US
(Secaucus, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dover Pubns, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US. Bookseller Inventory # V0-9780486472683

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 4.55
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Voltaire Author
Published by Dover Publishers
ISBN 10: 048647268X ISBN 13: 9780486472683
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dover Publishers. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 048647268X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 5.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Voltaire Author
ISBN 10: 048647268X ISBN 13: 9780486472683
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 6548191-n

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.93
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.64
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Voltaire Author
Published by Dover Publications Inc., United States (2010)
ISBN 10: 048647268X ISBN 13: 9780486472683
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository US
(Slough, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dover Publications Inc., United States, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 208 x 135 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. A masterpiece of Enlightenment-era literature, this collection of brief, incisive essays constitutes a thought-provoking analysis of eighteenth-century social and religious conventions. Voltaire intended to entertain as well as to enlighten, and his sardonic wit lends a strikingly modern feeling to these writings. One of France s most celebrated citizens, Voltaire (1694-1778) is best known for his satirical novel Candide. His political treatises, which frequently put him at odds with the church and state, have exercised enormous influence on political theorists, philosophers, educators, and historians. This compilation, first published in 1764, covers a broad range of topics. Organized alphabetically, its subjects range from adultery, atheism, bankruptcy, and common sense to religion, superstition, tolerance, and virtue. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780486472683

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.60
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Voltaire Author
ISBN 10: 048647268X ISBN 13: 9780486472683
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Grand Eagle Retail
(Romulus, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. 141mm x 15mm x 214mm. Paperback. A masterpiece of Enlightenment-era literature, this collection of brief essays constitutes a thought-provoking analysis of 18th-century social and religious conventions. Voltaire intended .Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 316 pages. 0.313. Bookseller Inventory # 9780486472683

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.08
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Voltaire Author
Published by Dover Publications (2010)
ISBN 10: 048647268X ISBN 13: 9780486472683
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Book Deals
(Lewiston, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dover Publications, 2010. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: These brief essays form a thought-provoking analysis of 18th-century social and religious conventions. Voltaire's sardonic wit lends a modern feeling to his writings on God, mortality, freedom, justice, and other timeless concerns. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_048647268X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.76
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Voltaire Author
Published by Dover Publications
ISBN 10: 048647268X ISBN 13: 9780486472683
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
ExtremelyReliable
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dover Publications. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX048647268X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.51
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Voltaire Author
Published by Dover Publications
ISBN 10: 048647268X ISBN 13: 9780486472683
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Russell Books
(Victoria, BC, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dover Publications. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 048647268X Special order direct from the distributor. Bookseller Inventory # ING9780486472683

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.00
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Voltaire Author
Published by Dover Pubns (2010)
ISBN 10: 048647268X ISBN 13: 9780486472683
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dover Pubns, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 320 pages. 8.20x5.30x0.70 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # x-048647268X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.39
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.98
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Voltaire Author
ISBN 10: 048647268X ISBN 13: 9780486472683
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Citi Retail
(Lowfield Heath, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. 141mm x 15mm x 214mm. Paperback. A masterpiece of Enlightenment-era literature, this collection of brief essays constitutes a thought-provoking analysis of 18th-century social and religious conventions. Voltaire intended to enterta.Shipping may be from our UK, US or Australian warehouse depending on stock availability. 316 pages. 0.313. Bookseller Inventory # 9780486472683

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.81
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 19.45
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book