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Ed. Nicholas Cronk, Thomas Wynn et al.
Not just a science fiction tale about a planet-hopping giant from outer space visiting our world, but also a commentary on society and the scientific knowledge at the time of its composition, Voltaire’s Micromégas reflects on man’s place in the universe, between two infinities.
Ed. Diego Venturino
This is the fifth of six volumes of Voltaire’s Siècle de Louis XIV to be published by the Voltaire Foundation, in collaboration with the Centre de recherche du château de Versailles. The reign of Louis XIV (the Sun King) defined the era of the ‘Grand siècle’ and saw France rise to become the dominant player on the European stage. Voltaire’s seminal work is both a milestone in his career as a historian-philosopher and a monument of eighteenth-century historiography.
Ed. David Williams, Helder Mendes-Baiao et al.
In 1765, in order to make up a third volume for the Nouveaux Mélanges, the first two volumes of which had appeared at the initiative of the printer Gabriel Cramer, Voltaire composed a number of short texts on subjects of perennial importance to him: politics, philosophy, religion, literature, history… This volume of the Complete works gathers together all of these short pieces for which volume three of the Nouveaux Mélanges was the original edition. Presenting these short texts as a collection enables readers to see for the first time the echoes that give them a certain coherence as an ensemble.