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 for J. Scott, at the Black Swan, in Pater-Noster-Row, and J. Gretton, in Old Bond-Street

by Voltaire
Published 1736
printed for John Osborn, at the Golden Ball in Pater-Noster-Row

by Voltaire
Published 1779
printed for Harrison and Co. No 18, Paternoster-Row ; and sold, likewise by J. Wenman, Fleet-Street ; and all other booksellers

by Voltaire
Published 1760
[printed by Cramer]

by Voltaire
Published 1749

by Voltaire
Published 1800
printed & sold by R and W Dean No. 9 Spring Gardens sold also by Sael & Co. No. 192 Strand and T Knott Lombard Street London

by Voltaire
Published 1754
printed and sold by Robert and Andrew Foulis

by Voltaire
Published 1736
printed by S. Powell, for G. Risk, at Shakespear's-Head, G. Ewing, at the Angel and Bible, and W. Smith, at the Hercules, Booksellers in Dame-Street

by Voltaire
Published 1768

by Voltaire
Published 1776
printed for T. Pridden, Fleet Street