Letters on England

Letters on England


Introduction by: Leonard Tancock
Translator: Leonard Tancock

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  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140443868
  • 160 Pages
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Overview

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.

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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