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 1799
printed and sold by R. and W. Dean 9, Spring-Gardens. Sold also by Sael & Co., 192, Strand, and T. Knott, Lombard-Street, London, and all other Book sellers

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Published 1777
printed for, and sold by J. Boyle

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Published 1769
printed by and for Martin & Wotherspoon

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Published 1738
printed by R. Reilly on Cork-Hill, for G. Risk, G. Ewing, and W. Smith, Booksellers, in Dame's-Street

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Published 1793
printed by Bernard Dornin, NO. 9, Grafton-Street, (opposite Exchequer-Street)

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Published 1795
printed by and for W. Phorson

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Published 1759
printed for I. Pottinger, in Pater-Noster-Row

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Published 1756
printed for William Smith, Bookseller, at the Hercules in Dame-Street

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Published 1768
printed for S. Bladon, in Pater-Noster-Row

by Voltaire
Published 1719
chez J. Tonson ? la T?te de Shakespear, vis ? vis Katharine-Street dans le Strand