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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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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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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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