François-Marie Arouet (; 21 November 169430 May 1778), known by his ''nom de plume'' M. de Voltaire (; also ; ), was a French Enlightenment writer, philosopher (''philosophe''), satirist, and historian. Famous for his wit and his criticism of Christianity (especially of the Roman Catholic Church) and of slavery, Voltaire was an advocate of freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and separation of church and state.

Voltaire was a versatile and prolific writer, producing works in almost every literary form, including plays, poems, novels, essays, histories, but also scientific expositions. He wrote more than 20,000 letters and 2,000 books and pamphlets. Voltaire was one of the first authors to become renowned and commercially successful internationally. He was an outspoken advocate of civil liberties and was at constant risk from the strict censorship laws of the Catholic French monarchy. His polemics witheringly satirized intolerance and religious dogma, as well as the French institutions of his day. His best-known work and ''magnum opus'', ''Candide'', is a novella which comments on, criticizes and ridicules many events, thinkers and philosophies of his time, most notably Gottfried Leibniz and his belief that our world is the "best of all possible worlds". Provided by Wikipedia

by Voltaire
Published 1759
printed by Sands, Donaldson, Murray, and Cochran. For A. Donaldson, at Pope's head

by Voltaire
Published 1784
chez Robinson, No 25, Pater-Noster-Row

by Voltaire
Published 1779
sold by P. Middleton, R. Dudley, E. Cowley, and A. Millard

by Voltaire
Published 1752
printed by George Faulkner, in Essex-Street

by Voltaire
Published 1766
printed for J. Payne, at the Feathers, in Pater-Noster-Row

by Voltaire
Published 1734
[printed by W. Bowyer?]

by Voltaire
Published 1758
printed by Sands, Donaldson, Murray, & Cochran. For A. Donaldson, at Pope's head, opposite to the exchange

by Voltaire
Published 1770
printed for W. Johnston, S. Crowder, T. Longman, Carnan and Newbery, Robinson and Roberts, R. Baldwin, and B. Collins, at Salisbury

by Voltaire
Published 1728

by Voltaire
Published 1799
1799. Imprimé chez G. Sidney, pour G. Polidori

by Voltaire
Published 1736
printed for J. Watts, at the Printing-Office in Wild-Court, near Lincoln's-Inn-Fields

by Voltaire
Published 1733
printed for C. Davis in Pater-Noster-Row, and A. Lyon in Russel-Street, Covent-Garden

by Voltaire
Published 1776
printed for J. Murray, No. 32, Fleet Street

by Voltaire
Published 1759
printed by Robert Urie